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Nominate a Forest Hero

Individuals dedicated to nurturing forests in communities all around the world have a chance to be recognized and awarded through the Forest Heroes Programme and Awards initiative by The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat. “By honoring ‘everyday people’, we would like to show that it is possible for everyone to make a positive change for forests,” notes the Secretariat.

A key resource: manual on estimating opportunity costs of REDD+

A recent version II of the manual titled Estimating Opportunity Costs of REDD+ can be found

Map Identifies Most Vulnerable 'Spots' in the Wake of a Changing Climate

A new study matches future climate change ‘hotspots’ with regions already suffering chronic food problems to identify highly-vulnerable populations, chiefly in Africa and South Asia, but potentially in China and Latin America as well, where in fewer than 40 years, the prospect of shorter, hotter or drier growing seasons could imperil hundreds of millions of already

Counting the Cost of Land Use Change and REDD+ in Latin America

This article first featured on the International Center for Tropical Agriculture’s (CIAT) blog. Over 50 public administration officials and economists from 15 countries in Latin America benefited from one week training on calculating opportunity costs of land use change

Norway: rainforest protection efforts must work through corruption challenge

Corruption in poor countries shouldn't deter developed countries from supporting initial efforts to save the world's tropical forests, Norway's environment minister told Reuters. Erik Solheim said rich countries must be willing to take risks in supporting initiatives to slow deforestation and urged the

Lack of credible data in developing countries could hinder REDD+ progress

A study conducted in Panama found errors of up to 50% when compared with a reference emissions level, with the primary source of error being the mature forest carbon stock estimates.

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