Coming a day ahead of the 49th session of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto, Japan will focus on how to achieve a climate-smart lifestyle.
The deal is part of Norway's pledge to help protect Indonesia's tropical forests, with payments linked to the Southeast Asian nation's progress on lowering emissions from felling trees, which release carbon when they are burned.
and Nancy Harris, Octavia Payne –
Protecting the world's forests would contribute significantly to the fight against climate change. But to do that, we must find the right balance between food production and reforestation, says WRI experts.
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Renewable energy is one promising solution to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate against climate change; but no technology is as effective at storing carbon as tropical forests, says Rockefeller Foundation's Lorenzo Bernasconi.
Jutta Kill –
If the climate negotiators meeting in Paris are truly interested in halting forest loss and bringing climate change under control, they should pull the plug on REDD+ and address the underlying causes of deforestation, says researcher and activist Jutta Kill.
Who really holds power over land use decisions? Why are efforts to keep forests standing, such as REDD+ and other initiatives, still so far from altering development trajectories? CIFOR researchers Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar explore.
In the recently concluded preparatory meeting for the Paris climate talks, the task of agreeing on a text for a global climate deal remains daunting, but the economic and political shift in favor of climate action has never been more clear, says Kings' College London research fellow Stephen Minas.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation …