sequesterers of carbon

Poor Countries Do More When It Comes to Saving Forests

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Richer countries like Brazil fall short when combating climate change Source: Scientific American Climatewire Tropical forest giants Brazil and Indonesia made less ambitious climate commitments than the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and other smaller, poorer countries, an analysis released yesterday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found. That discovery is consistent with … Read more…

How Not Cutting Trees Has Become One of the World’s Most Successful Climate Efforts

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Source: Huffington Post We are only a few weeks away from the COP21 climate summit in Paris. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 11 per cent of global carbon emissions come from deforestation. That is about the same amount as the emissions from all the world’s cars. Efforts to stop deforestation are … Read more…

How Much is a Forest Worth?

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Source: ICROA Research According to research, offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based. The research, carried out by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance (ICROA), demonstrates how purchasing carbon credits creates economic development opportunities, … Read more…

Willie Smits: Saving Rainforests

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Biologist Willie Smits has spent the last thirty years searching for ways to restore fragile ecosystems. From his home in Indonesia – a leading producer of greenhouse gases – Smits has discovered a method of sustainable energy production: using the forest to generate biofuels with a carbon-positive impact. Related posts: Poor Countries Do More When … Read more…

Richard Branson at the Creating Climate Wealth Summit 2010

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Some great words from Richard Branson. Creating Climate Wealth convened respected entrepreneurs in Washington DC jointly with a selected group of Intrapreneurs from the government, non-profit, and corporate communities to provide their insights and expertise on the policies, market frameworks, and programs to clear the barriers to delivering emission reductions and promote job creation. The … Read more…