Tag Archives: deforestation

Rio+20: stay calm and carry on for last 100 days

As the political temperature rises in the run-up to the Rio+20 conference, there are pitfalls for the unwary.

Firewood and the forests

Is the collection of firewood in poor countries is a major driver of deforestation? Differences of opinion need urgent resolution.

Business leader loses patience with UN forest talks

Negotiations to save the world’s rainforests conducted within the UN climate change framework are failing and should be replaced with separate high level government dialogue, according to the group chief executive of Kingfisher plc, the UK’s largest home improvement retailer.

Mukherjee budget menaces Indian forests

India is the first major economy to present an annual budget since the disruption of oil production in Libya. Plans for the economy in 2011/12 revealed earlier today surprised observers by making no provision for volatile oil prices.

UN Year of Forests stumbles in first week

Last Wednesday’s UN launch of the International Year of Forests has been tempered by disagreement over global plans for their protection. The flames of criticism have been fanned by reports of irregularities in pilot projects to reduce deforestation in Guyana and Indonesia.

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