Climate Change

Theme 3 – Climate change and low emissions development on the ground

Peat fires in Southeast Asia emit more greenhouse gas than 89 million cars

What must we do to breathe easy? Calculations based on data in: Countries’ National Communications under the UNFCCC; US EPA. 2010. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle; US Dept of Transportation. n.d. Average Annual Miles per Driver by Age Group; European Commission. n.d. Reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars.

Climate change: Lessons from ASEAN – REDD+ policy development and implementation

Watch video The Southeast Asian region has 283.2 million ha of forests, which cover 33.4% of the region’s total area. The region is diverse in terms of forest area and forest resources management histories, and economic and political conditions. The region contains populations who depend on forest resources and are vulnerable to climate change. They share common cultural…

Climate change: Low-emissions development and societal welfare – trade offs, risks and power struggles in forest and climate change policy arenas

Watch video Policy change beyond the forestry sector is required to avoid deforestation and forest degradation effectively, efficiently and equitably, and to realize synergies with adaptation. Government agencies, development and environmental NGOs, indigenous rights groups, businesses, political parties, research organizations and think tanks, and civil society forums have been working for decades to improve land…