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Legally REDD

Building Readiness for REDD by Supporting Developing Countries in the Fight Against Illegal Logging

If reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is to work effectively, developing countries will need support to build the capacities required for enforcing their own laws and regulations. At present, timber production that violates the developing country’s own laws both...

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Beyond Carbon Financing

The Role of Sustainable Development Policies and Measures in REDD

This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it...

Ecuador Proposes Leaving Oil Untapped to Protect Forests and People

The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.

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When A Tree Falls Illegally In The Forest

Soon, everybody may hear. The world's first ban on illegal wood imports could be a breakthrough on climate change.

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Environmental Stories to Watch in 2009

Environmental Stories to Watch is WRI’s annual survey of emerging issues that could have major impacts on environmental coverage. At the Newseum, WRI President Jonathan Lash unveiled what he predicts will be the four "Stories to Watch" in 2009.

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Environmental Stories to Watch in 2009

This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental...

When Development Causes Disease: Linking Ecosystems and Human Health

Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.

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