Stopping deforestation by 2020 is nearly possible

To the WWF : “ It’s possible to reduce deforestation to near zero by 2020, but delaying action to save forests by even a decade means double the area of forests lost by 2030 “ ” The report finds that reducing deforestation to near zero would also bring global emissions from forest destruction close to… Continue reading Stopping deforestation by 2020 is nearly possible

Soon a deal to end deforestation

Since I read Collapse back to 2007 I have been an advocate of both stopping deforestation and reforesting as both are needed to stop soil erosion in a local scale and stop climate change on a global scale. It seems the Copenhagen climate conference was not a complete failure as the Kyoto Protocol’s successor is… Continue reading Soon a deal to end deforestation

Saving rainforests with the UN-REDD program

While in the train going to Paris to attend the Green Job forum I read an interesting article on how banking on trees could enable us to fight off climate change and give money to enable developing nations to protect their forests. The United Nations REDD program – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation… Continue reading Saving rainforests with the UN-REDD program

The price of the Amazon’s protection

One of the latest reports by the WWF is giving a price on the protection of the Amazon rain forest, which represents by itself 40 percent of the global remaining rain forests. Current prices of avoided greenhouse gases emissions and other services  provided by the forest – like erosion protection – aren’t valued enough yet… Continue reading The price of the Amazon’s protection