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2007

UN climate conference expected to embrace forest protection as part of climate change plan.

UN climate conference expected to embrace forest protection as part of climate change plan.

"If you agree with Al Gore that we have a climate emergency, you can’t afford to have 20 percent of the problem off the table. We have to do it," said Frances J. Seymour, the director general of the Center for International Forest Research in Indonesia, referring to the Nobel prize-winning former U.S. vice president. "There are so many other reasons to conserve forest from sustainable development forest."
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Scientists Fear Amazon May Face Early Destruction

Scientists Fear Amazon May Face Early Destruction

Christiane Ehringhaus, who studies the Amazon for the Center for International Forestry Research, says she would not be surprised if the Amazon’s future is bleaker than previously expected. She says the cycle of drying may have contributed to, and been intensified by, widespread forest fires in 2005. "You saw fires in areas of the Amazon that hadn’t been detected even as flammable in previous models. So you saw forest fires that are undetectable from space that do tremendous damage and dry up the forest for subsequent fires," said Ehringhaus.


Organización de investigación forestal pide abordar la deforestación con incentivos financieros.

Organización de investigación forestal pide abordar la deforestación con incentivos financieros.

La directora del Centro, Frances Seymour, subrayó el potencial de las discusiones en Bali para luchar contra la deforestación mediante la compensación de los administradores de tierras por su protección de la capacidad de almacenar dióxido de carbono de los bosques mediante un mercado global multimillonario de "créditos de carbono". "Estos pagos a los individuales tienen el potencial de cambiar los incentivos financieros que favorecen la destrucción de los bosques (como pasa ahora) por esos que impulsan la conservación", apuntó.


Deal close on reward scheme to save forests

Deal close on reward scheme to save forests

However, Frances Seymour, director-general of the Centre for International Forestry Research, warned: "For these payment schemes to be effective, there need to be significant governance reforms going all the way from establishing clear property rights to new institutional mechanisms for channelling payments so they are not siphoned off but make their way to the pockets of the right people."


World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

On Saturday, meetings on forest conservation took center stage at the first Forest Day ever held at a UN climate meeting. The parallel event was hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR. The Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Yvo de Boer, was presented with a set of key recommendations on the role of forests in combating climate change for consideration by the government ministers participating in the high-level segment of the conference which begins Wednesday. De Boer welcomed the contribution that the many world-leading experts and forest organizations attending Forest Day could make in influencing forest and climate policy at the global level


Los países tropicales exigen ayudas a la ONU para no talar sus bosques. La deforestación causa el 20% de las emisiones de efecto invernadero

Los países tropicales exigen ayudas a la ONU para no talar sus bosques. La deforestación causa el 20% de las emisiones de efecto invernadero

Daniel Murdiyarso es un climatólogo indonesio del Centro Internacional para la Investigación Forestal (CIFOR). Está especializado en adaptación de los bosques tropicales al cambio climático. "La deforestación es la segunda causa de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Cada año, la pérdida de bosques supone la emisión a la atmósfera de 6.000 millones de toneladas de CO2. Sólo conseguir reducir a la mitad esa cantidad sería ya un gran éxito y tendría un gran impacto", explica en Bali a este diario. Para eso hacen falta entre 5.000 y 10.000 millones de dólares al año, añade.


Bäume sollen Geld bringen. Klimabürokraten wollen Waldvernichtung mit finanziellem Anreiz bekämpfen.

Bäume sollen Geld bringen. Klimabürokraten wollen Waldvernichtung mit finanziellem Anreiz bekämpfen.

In Indonesien, Gastgeberland der Klimakonferenz, werden jährlich 1,9 Millionen Hektar Regenwald abgeholzt. »Das ist weltweit eine der Hauptquellen für Kohlendioxidemissionen«, heißt es in dem auf Bali veröffentlichten Bericht des Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Ursache ist die weltweit steigende Nachfrage nach Palmöl und Chinas Bedarf an Zellstoff für die Papierproduktion. In Zentralafrika sind der Bedarf an Feuerholz und die Holzkohleproduktion treibende Kraft für den Verlust von jährlich vier Millionen Hektar Wald.


Young leaders initiate regional network on climate issue

Young leaders initiate regional network on climate issue

The Asian Young Leaders Climate Forum (AYLCF) in Bogor ended Friday with the 35 participants from 14 countries producing an action plan and a shared, strong commitment toward building a network in the Asia-Pacific to address climate change issues. The communique is the result of a five-day workshop facilitated by the British Council, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The workshop, which ran from Dec. 5-8 in Bogor, was attended by representatives from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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