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  • UN to Fund Pilot REDD Programs

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

    From UN-REDD:
    18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme

    Funds Will Back Forestry Programmes Combating Climate Change and Boosting Local Livelihoods

    A United Nations programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests and boosting livelihoods in tropical nations has approved $18 million in support of five pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
    The UN Reduced Emissions […]

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    Economic Growth Model is Rapidly Transforming/Degrading the Amazon

    Thursday, February 19th, 2009

    From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
    A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model

    However, responses by the governments of Amazonian countries indicate that efforts are under way on concrete action to deal with their environmental challenges.
    The population is increasing, reaching a level of 33.5 million inhabitants in 2007.
    Cities grew at an […]

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    GEF Grants US$10 Mil. to Conserve Caatinga / FMAM doar $30 milhões para preservar a Caatinga

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Brazil: World Bank Approves US$10 Million Grant for Environmental Conservation
    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to Brazil’s Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães to contribute to the preservation, conservation, and sustainable management of the biodiversity of the Caatinga forest in the […]

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    Combatting Deforestation – A Confession and Foreword

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

    This is another one from my oft-mentioned backlog queue — in fact, one of the oldest ones in the queue. It has stayed there so long not because I felt it was less important than the other topics I have discussed here at The Temas Blog. Rather the contrary! I felt it […]

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