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Brazilian and Norwegian environment ministers to discuss critical importance of forests for a green economy on sidelines of Rio+20

07 Jun 2012

*** MEDIA INVITATION *** Journalists are urged to register now by emailing Royal Tulip Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Tuesday 19 June, 14:00 Despite being largely left off the official agenda at Rio+20, forests are set to receive attention from two important environmental policymakers at this month’s summit, with the Brazilian and Norwegian Ministers of […]

Global community needs to invest in MRV capacity in forest-rich developing countries to make REDD+ work

16 Apr 2012

For immediate release For more information: Leony Aurora Center for International Forestry Research Cell: +62-811-108-2309 BOGOR, Indonesia (17 April 2012) _ The international community needs to help developing countries increase their ability to measure and monitor the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that they save by safeguarding their forests if a UN-backed climate change […]

Deforestation rates double in the Congo Basin: Report

19 Mar 2012

For immediate release (March 20, 2012) _ Although the level of deforestation in the world’s second-largest tropical forest remains relatively low compared to similar regions in Asia and Latin America, the latest satellite-based monitoring data has revealed that the annual rates of gross deforestation in the Congo Basin have doubled since 1990, according to a […]

A major step in the fight against hunger as CGIAR Consortium attains International Organization Status

04 Mar 2012

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 2 MARCH AT 13:00 GMT PARIS, FRANCE (2 March 2012) – The CGIAR Consortium, representing the world’s largest global agriculture research partnership aimed at reducing rural poverty and hunger was officially granted International Organization status today. The Agreement conferring the status was signed today by Ms. Anne Dorte Riggelsen, Ambassador of […]