07 December 2007
‘Forests are a key issue for climate change discussion.’ Yvo De Boer, speaking at the first Forest Day held parallel to the COP
(Bali Dec 8, 2007): The Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Mr. Yvo de Boer, was presented with a set of key recommendations on the role of forests in combating climate change for consideration at the 13th Conference of the Parties in Bali (COP 13).
06 December 2007
New Report Warns Failure to Understand Root Causes of Deforestation Imperils New Efforts to Curb Forest-Based Carbon EmissionsNew Report Outlines Underlying Causes of Deforestation Based on 10-Year Analysis
BALI, INDONESIA (5 December 2007) -A new study by one of the world’s leading forestry research institutes warns that the new push to “reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation,” known by the acronym REDD, is imperiled by a routine failure to grasp the...
04 December 2007
BALI, INDONESIA (5 December 2007) —Deforestation in tropical countries is often driven by the perverse economic reality that forests are worth more dead than alive. But a new study by an international consortium of researchers has found that the emerging market...
01 November 2007
31 Oct 2007: As Indonesia’s forests assume an increasingly significant position in the global fight against climate change, it is fitting this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is shared, in part, by an Indonesian scientist dedicated to...
08 October 2007
Former US President Bill Clinton applauds forest and climate change initiative by the Indonesian Government and CIFOR
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has recognized a commitment by the Government of Indonesia and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to address the role of forests in climate change. The commitment was...
18 September 2007
One of the great challenges facing many developing countries today is balancing the need of millions of rural poor to feed their families by harvesting forest animals and plants with the need to protect the forests from excessive...
22 July 2007
International efforts to assist developing countries fight climate change by reducing deforestation can succeed, but will require time, money and a willingness to take often politically difficult decisions, according to the head...