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  • Air Travelers Can Help Mitigate Climate Change and Reforest Colombia

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    Synopsis in English: Colombians can voluntarily purchase “green shares” for flights on a national air carrier, Aero República, through the offices of the airline and Aviatur offices.  The minimum purchase is 5,000 pesos.  The money collected through the sale of “green shares” will be used to mitigate climate change through reforestation program for Colombian ecosystems such […]

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    El Salvador Launches Green Network on Corporate Environmental Responsibility

    Thursday, August 28th, 2008

    El Salvador’s President Elías Antonio Saca and Environment Minister Carlos Guerrero launched this week the “Green Network.” The Network seeks to get the private sector involved in environmental projects aimed at helping the nation’s neediest schools — in the process helping the quality of life for kids, helping the environment and contributing to […]

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    An Innovative Watershed Management Model in Guatemala / Modelo innovador para la gestión de cuencas en Guatemala

    Saturday, September 15th, 2007

    From WWF-Central America:
    CARE and WWF launch an innovative business model for conserving water and promoting poverty reduction in Guatemala
    Communities and the municipality unite to execute a pilot project for the equitable compensation of hydrological services in the Sierra de las Minas zone of Guatemala
    Five communities of the municipality of Teculután with more than 3,000 people […]

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    Groundbreaking Project of Carbon Credits for Avoided Deforestation

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week the Environment Ministry signed an agreement with the World Bank for the first project in Colombia, and one of the first in the world, involving the sale of carbon credits for “reduction of emissions from deforestation” (i.e., “avoided deforestation”).
    The project involves some 1,410 hectares in San Nicolás Valley in […]

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    CVRD to Help Rescue Ilha Grande

    Friday, July 6th, 2007

    Last month the State Forestry Institute (IEF) of Rio de Janeiro and the huge Brazilian mining and minerals conglomerate Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD), with the participation of the Municipality of Angra dos Reis, signed a cooperation agreement for the recovery of degraded areas in the State Park of Big Island (Parque Estadual de […]

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    Colombia’s First Official Carbon Sequestration Through Reforestation Project

    Friday, June 29th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last week the Environment Ministry approved the first officially sanctioned reforestation project aimed at capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a clean development mechanism (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol. The project involves 15,000 hectares in the Chinchina River Basin in the department (similar to a state or province) of Caldas. […]

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    IDB Tries to Quiet Fears About Camisea Project

    Thursday, May 24th, 2007

    Last Thursday (17 May) the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released the results of an environmental and social audit (executive summary in Spanish; “fact sheet” in English and Spanish) and of an “integrity review” (executive summary in English; “fact sheet” in English and Spanish) of a natural gas pipeline project in Peru known as Camisea. […]

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    A Guide to Markets and Commercialization of CDM Forestry Projects / Una Guía sobre los mercados y la comercialización de Proyectos MDL Forestales

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

    The FORMA Project has released its “Guidebook to Markets and Commercialization of Forestry CDM Projects.” The Guidebook provides an overview of forestry projects meeting clean development mechanism (CDM) criteria under the Kyoto Protocol, a description of available carbon markets, and recommendations to the project developer. In the last two years, more than US$18 […]

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    Colombia Insists: We’re Serious About Climate Change

    Monday, March 19th, 2007

    Just before the release of the IPPC report, the Minister for Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MAVDT) held a press conference to assure everyone that global climate change is a priority issue for the Uribe Administration. The fact that Minister Juan Lozano Ramírez felt the need to do so says something.
    Lozano Ramírez outlined the […]

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