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Study reveals plight of Pygmy population in Central Africa

Pygmy

Understanding lives of marginalised indigenous hunter-gatherers is the first step to defending them against loss of rights and access to forests, experts say Increased deforestation and road building in Central African rainforests will intensify threats to the lives and lifestyles of indigenous Pygmy communities, a new study suggests. The study, which provides the first measured estimate of the population and distribution of ...

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Export trade in forest risk commodities destroying rainforests

Andrew Mitchell

The Global Canopy Programme’s ‘Forest 500’, the world’s first rainforest ratings agency that analyses the most influential companies, investors and governments in the race towards a deforestation-free global economy, on Wednesday launched its annual results. It revealed that while the corporate sector improved marginally overall, many laggards are yet to make public sustainability commitments. Commercial agriculture drives at least two ...

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Early action on global pledge to end deforestation

streck

First report on last year’s New York Declaration on Forests warns progress must accelerate to achieve goals laid out in historic commitment Unprecedented collaboration among corporate, government, indigenous and civil society leaders, often at odds about deforestation, gives hope that pledges to halt global forest loss can be met by 2030, according to a report released on Wednesday by Climate Focus and ...

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Kaduna, Delta, Cross River to pilot UNDP-GEF fuelwood scheme

Kaduna

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated the development of a full-sized Global Environment Facility (GEF)-supported project titled “Sustainable Fuelwood Management in Nigeria”, whose overall objective is to secure multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from wood fuel consumption, enhanced carbon storage and sequestration, as well as improved rural livelihoods and opportunities for local ...

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Peruvian denounces illegal deforestation of 5,000 hectares of nation’s Amazon

Roberto guimaraes Vazquez

Robert Guimaraes Vasquez, a leader of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people in Peru’s Amazon, is in London campaigning against deforestation and human rights violation in the bid to highlight the destruction of his people’s traditional lands by an international agribusiness group and member of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm oil), a global body that certifies that the production and ...

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Greenpeace demands action for targets to tackle deforestation

Kumi Naidoo

Governments and corporations must back up their words with action to achieve ambitious global targets to combat deforestation, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, said on Monday, September 7, 2015 in Durban, South Africa at the opening of the World Forestry Congress. One year on from the New York Declaration on Forests that was endorsed by governments, businesses, indigenous peoples ...

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GEF to invest $255 million in forestry, food security, cities

Deforestation

In the light of its bid to address environmental challenges facing the planet, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is beefing-up the impact of its investments and tackling drivers of degradation. Consequently, the organisation has refreshed its global strategy over the next four years. A select number of integrated investments will seek to produce multiple environmental benefits by working with a ...

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Peru activists murder in spotlight ahead COP 20

Deforestation

A new report by Global Witness sheds light on what’s driving the high number of killings of environmental defenders in Peru, less than a week before the country hosts the UN climate talks in Lima. Peru’s Deadly Environment calls into question the commitments of Peru to protect its carbon-rich forests and the people who live in them, in light of unfettered illegal ...

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Combating illegal logging with smartphones, smarter shopping

CustomMade, an online marketplace, discloses in this treatise that though illegal logging costs the global economy an estimated $30 to $100 billion in lost revenue annually, the mass exodus of our forests has more devastating, long-lasting implications, putting the environment, politics and social stability at risk   Many of us make daily choices to try to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. But ...

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Liberia, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

Liberia and Norway have entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Liberia. The partnership aims at facilitating green growth through the development of a deforestation free agricultural sector in the country. Norway will support Liberia’s efforts with up to $150 million until 2020. The partnership ...

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