Tag Archive for REDD

Climate, Conflict, And Commodities: The Calculus Of Peace On A Changing Planet

Liberian environmentalist Silas Siakor knows all too well what can happen to a fragile nation when a dictator hijacks its commodity sector, as warlord Charles Taylor did in the 1990s – first by using slave labor and “blood diamonds” to finance a devastating civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone, and then by spreading that war…

Industrialized Countries To Start Unveiling Climate-Change Strategies This Week

On Wednesday, the European Union will unveil its post-2020 climate-change strategy, kicking off a 40-day period during which most industrialized nations are expected to upload their strategies to the United Nations web site. By the end of June, every country in the world should have offered its own Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution to the climate challenge,…

The New REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation with Drones

Two weeks after the murder of four Asháninka in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous leaders Cándido Mézua of the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) and Henderson Renjifo Hualinga of the  Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), together with representatives of Panama’s National Environment Authority (ANAM), will announce today…

Wrestling With Orangutans: How Private Conservation Saved The Seruyan Forest

As a former collegiate wrestler, Todd Lemons knew the look of an eager athlete ready to grapple, and these orangutans had that look in spades. He encountered them in the forest behind Orangutan Foundation International‘s (OFI) orphanage in Pangkalan Bun, on the island of Borneo. All were adolescents who had witnessed the murder of one or both of…