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Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know

The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems has just been released.  One thing you don’t see in the title is any reference to “forests” or “deforestation.” As in much of the summary of the report itself, forests are swept into the broader […]

Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up

Indonesia was one of the few tropical nations to reduce its deforestation rates in 2017, and it’s paying off. Norway announced on February 16 that it will provide the first results-based payment to Indonesia as part of a REDD+ agreement the two nations established in 2010. REDD+, which stands for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, is a framework […]

UN Climate Summit Puts Forests Front and Center – But Will it Matter?

By Charles Barber More than 125 heads of state and government and numerous captains of industry, scientists, celebrities, and activists gathered in New York City this week to talk about climate change. On Sunday, some 400,000 people marched through the streets of Manhattan demanding that they do more this time than just talk. Forests got a lot of […]