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Producing localized commodity frontiers at the end of cheap nature: an analysis of eco‐scalar carbon fixes and their consequencesWiley Online Library, 2018There is no single ‘great’ commodity frontier whose exploitation under current socio‐technical conditions could fuel capital accumulation at the global scale. According to Jason Moore, this represents the ‘end of Cheap Nature’ and signals a terminal crisis for capitalism as we know it.DocumentInternational Tropical Timber Organization, 2013This report examines the history, structure and monitoring mechanisms of REDD+ to better understand how it impacts upon, and interacts with, Community Forest Management (CFM). It presents case studies of CFM and REDD+ governance from Bangladesh, Indonesia and India, and concludes with some lessons learned.Document
Understanding relationships between biodiversity, carbon, forests and people: the key to achieving REDD+ objectives. A global assessment reportInternational Union of Forest Research Organizations, 2012This report seeks to better understand the relationships between biodiversity, carbon, forests and people, so as to support the achievement of REDD+ objectives.Organisation
Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF)The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was launched in 2008 with a grant of £100 million from the governments of the UK and Norway to develop the capacity of the people and institutions of the CongoDocumentOslo Climate and Forest Conference, 2010This paper presents a synthesis of results from a survey on countries and international bodies on their current REDD+ financing and implementing arrangements. It reports that REDD+ activities which have received financing support include: planning and consultation; capacity building; implementation of REDD+ activities and strategies; and result-based payments for emissions reduction.DocumentForest Carbon Asia, 2012In December 2011 at the international climate change negotiations at COP17 in Durban, there were further developments on the proposed REDD+ mechanism to reduce forest-based emissions and enhance forest carbon sinks. Various countries have initiated forest-related emission reduction and offsetting schemes within the last year.DocumentThe Terrestrial Carbon Group, 2008This paper argues that terrestrial carbon (including trees, soil, and peat) can be used to provide up to 25% of the climate change solution. The document focuses on the role and use of terrestrial carbon and provides guiding principles for terrestrial carbon to be effectively included in the international response to climate change, which would support:DocumentUnasylva, FAO, 2008Water-related problems are an increasingly important challenge to sustainable development, and the availability and quality of water are strongly influenced by forests.Document
The Amazon’s vicious cycles: drought and fire in the greenhouse - ecological and climatic tipping points of the world’s largest tropical rainforest, and practical preventive measuresWWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2007The Amazon forest greatly influences the global climate and may be coming under increasing threat due to climate change. This report explores the relationship between the Amazon, climate, and the changes in this relationship that are underway as a result of forest destruction and the release of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.DocumentPolicy and Environment Programme, ODI, 2008‘Forest carbon’ has taken centre stage due to the urgency to mitigate climate change. One possible avenue to conserve carbon storing forests is through “payments for ecosystem services” (PES) schemes, which are voluntary or conditional agreements between a seller and buyer of environmental services.