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A big new forest initiative sparks concerns of a 'carbon heist'

A big new forest initiative sparks concerns of a 'carbon heist'

Major funding to finance forest conservation projects will be announced at the COP26 summit next week. But some contend the LEAF program could exclude the Indigenous people who have long protected the forests that the initiative aims to save.

'Community ownership' might be the best way to fight deforestation

'Community ownership' might be the best way to fight deforestation

Forests owned, managed and governed by their communities naturally preserve biodiversity and have very low levels of deforestation.
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Combating climate change: Indonesia’s deforestation hits historic low

In 2010, Indonesia and Norway agreed on a bilateral partnership on reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Britain, Norway and the United States announce a plan to protect tropical forests
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Britain, Norway and the United States announce a plan to protect tropical forests

The effort seeks to rally more than $1 billion for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests.

In Nicaragua, Forests and Indigenous Communities Face Threats

In Nicaragua, Forests and Indigenous Communities Face Threats

After a brutal crackdown on dissent in 2018, deforestation and local conflict have intensified. Who's to blame?
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UN fund pays Indonesia for forest protection as deforestation rises

Campaigners accuse the Green Climate Fund of letting governments game the UN's Redd+ forest protection scheme, as Indonesia is awarded $103 million

Tony Juniper: Seven strategies for protecting tropical rainforests
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Tony Juniper: Seven strategies for protecting tropical rainforests

The continuing clearance and degradation of tropical rainforests is not inevitable: it can be stopped and reversed. Here are seven strategies that have been shown to work.

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