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Forest Taxation in Post-1994 Cameroon

Distributional Mechanisms and Emerging Links with Poverty Alleviation and Equity

This working paper documents a study of the Cameroonian forest taxation system, examining the distribution practices of the government.

Broken Promises

Forest Revenue-Sharing in Cameroon

This Forest Note summarizes findings from case studies of
three rural councils in Cameroon regarding implementation of the government's annual forestry fee revenue-sharing system from 2000-2002....

Brazil Pledges Ambitious Emissions Reductions

New targets and deforestation numbers put Brazil in the spotlight.

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Green Taxation

Ecosystem Services is playing a growing role in Brazilian environmental law.

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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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