Here’s how CAFI’s $65 million can help save Congo’s forests
On 3 September 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron (on behalf of the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), as France holds this year’s presidency) and President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo signed a ground-...
Stronger democracy means stronger forests
Corruption and illegal deforestation go hand in hand. The best way to tackle them is through bolstering community land rights and democracy.
Comment on the COP21 - Issue 1 - the end of negotiations draw near
Forests in spotlight as COP21 climate talks approach endgame
As the 21st UN Climate Conference reaches its final days in Paris, how is the outcome shaping up for forests? On Wednesday 9th December, the first text of the Draft...
Comment on the COP21 - Issue 3 - a forest perspective
Forests barely feature in the draft text, but runaway climate change could devastate the forests which more than a billion people directly rely on for their survival. Forests also play a crucial role in regulating the climate....
Forest Watch Update on REDD+ in the Congo Basin
This update on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) looks in detail at five countries in the Congo Basin: the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Cameroon and...
Doha climate talks: ForestWatch special issue
The 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP18) was held in Doha, Qatar against a backdrop of high profile reports warning that the world is heading for between 4 and 6°C...
ForestWatch Issue 172 June 2012 and update from Bonn climate talks
June 20, 2012
Prototype Carbon Fund participants lukewarm on plantation offsets Irish levy: Polluter Pays ... anyone? ECAs and APP’s proposed new mill: Just don’t A Critical lesson for REDD Cameroon: Killing the VPA? civil...
Suffering here to help them over there
The Guaraqueçaba Climate Action Project is a nearly 7,000 ha forest carbon offset project initiative by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Brazilian NGO Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educacao Ambiemental (SPVS). For...
The Story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?
REDD, or reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, is one of the most controversial issues in the climate change debate. The basic concept is simple: governments, companies or forest owners in the South should...