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Ecosystem Services

Friday, June 15th, 2012

As World Warms, Conservation Evolves

A landmark book released by the Wildlife Conservation Society through Island Press shows that people in diverse environments around the world are moving from climate science to conservation action to ensure their natural systems, wildlife and livelihoods can withstand the pressures of global warming.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Global Warming Threat Seen in Fertile Soil of Northeastern U.S. Forests

Vast stores of carbon in U.S. forest soils could be released by rising global temperatures, according to a study by UC Irvine and other researchers in a recent online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists found that heating soil in Wisconsin and North Carolina woodlands by 10 and 20 degrees

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Code REDD Prepares to Launch a Radical Market-Driven Campaign to Save the World’s Threatened Forests at Rio+20

Code REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world’s threatened forests, announced today that five major corporations are joining the campaign and changing the course of history by making multimillion dollar pledges to buy emissions reductions from high quality REDD+ projects protecting threatened forests around the world.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Great Bear Forest to be Massive Carbon Offset Project

An unprecedented new carbon offset project, among the largest ever conceived, promises industrial logging will not return to the Great Bear rainforest. Beginning this year, the Gitga’at and seven neighbouring First Nations will “harvest” one million tonnes of “carbon offsets” from the Great Bear Rainforest, sharing millions of dollars in revenue with the province over

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

UK Consortium to Help Fight Global Deforestation through REDD+

UK satellite imaging company DMCii has successfully led a multi-disciplinary consortium to win a place on the Department for International Development (DfID) Forest Governance Markets and Climate (FGMC) Framework Agreement. This means they will be able to bid for projects to monitor forest governance and deforestation globally, and its effects on local communities.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership Launches

Last week, experts from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and our colleagues from Brazilian businesses and organizations gathered at the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro. WRI, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), and the Center for Sustainability Studies at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVces) launched the Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Water & Ecosystem Goods and Services

The aim of this meeting will be to accelerate the practical application of ecosystem goods and services thinking into workable procedures throughout the wider water sector, in order to meet the urgent requirement of applying this to the current planning cycles including the periodic review process to 2014, WFD ( RBMP15), water resources and flooding

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Countries of the Congo Basin are Using Geo-spatial Technologies for the Sustainable Development of Forest Ecosystems

The partnership established in 2010 between the AFD and Astrium aims, in the long term, to freely distribute SPOT satellite images to governments, public institutions and NGOs that work for the sustainable management of forests in Central Africa.  This programme for the provision of SPOT satellite images, which is financed by the AFD for a

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Manila Dialogue Tackles Ecosystem, Biodiversity

Senior environment officials, and finance and economic experts from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore will hold this week a two-day high-level dialogue in Manila on the issues of ecosystem and biodiversity for the region’s economic development. The dialogue, which is part of a project jointly undertaken by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Interior Releases regional Study on Carbon Stored in Ecosystems

The Department of the Interior today released the first in a series of regional studies measuring the amount of carbon stored in U.S. ecosystems. Published by Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the study examines the current and projected future carbon storage in the Great Plains region, as part of a nation-wide assessment.

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