The Nature Conservancy has published a new report on sharing the benefits of forest conservation with local communities. Check out today’s post to read the report, or to register to attend Friday’s Washington, D.C. forum where its findings will be discussed.
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In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week and to watch a fun and informative video on coral reefs.
REDD+ is a critical piece of the climate-change puzzle, and this forest solution also has the potential to be transformative in benefiting communities, ecosystems, and biodiversity.
The Nature Conservancy, is involved in a very exciting agreement between the Indonesian and U.S. governments and WWF to inject significant additional investments into forest conservation efforts on the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.
Voices from Brazil and Papua New Guinea, two places where The Nature Conservancy works closely helping local communities prepare for their changing environments, are represented in a new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Large flip charts graphically depict climate change concepts and actions that can be carried out by Micronesian communities. For instance, artwork depicts a healthy Pacific island community compared to one that’s threatened.
Very early yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the detailed spending bill, H.R. 1473, that implements the three-way agreement among President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But what does this mean for U.S. commitments to international climate finance?
Despite the current lack of a promising global climate change policy solution, there is at least one bright spot: an expanding global conservation and development effort to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation that could address 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — more than all the world’s trains, planes and cars.
This blog entry is the final entry in a three-part series by Rane Cortez, a forest carbon development adviser at The Nature Conservancy. The series highlights Rane’s recent 10-day trip into São Félix do Xingu, a large municipality in the heart of the Amazon in northern Brazil. She is working with local communities and experts [...]
This is the second entry of a three-part blog series by Rane Cortez highlighting her recent 10-day trip into Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, where she is working with local communities and experts on potential strategies to reduce carbon emissions from these forests.
Our trusty rental 4WD jeep navigated a pock-marked road into the ejido conservation forest, where a chorus of insects provided background music. We learned about the carpentry shop the ejidatarios built, and with grant funding, are outfitting with saws and tools in order to process and sell their wood products for a higher price.
Solid lessons learned from The Nature Conservancy’s work on the ground – in the forests – will hopefully translate into strong policy results at the UN climate change conference.
Sarene Marshall discusses, in a short video, the importance of working closely on forest issues with indigenous peoples.
Two of The Nature Conservancy’s leading forest experts, Jeff Fiedler and Frank Lowenstein, prove that everyone loves lists, even climate scientists.
Mexico is taking the opportunity of hosting the UN climate talks from November 29 to December 10 to show how its government and people are preparing for climate change.
In a remote forest in Indonesia, The Nature Conservancy worked with indigenous villagers and an Indonesian logging company to halt a long-standing conflict and lay the groundwork for sustainable logging in this starkly beautiful area.