Just how can we avoid deforestation?

By Elizabeth Kahurani

According to scientists from the ASB Partnership, single, stand alone approaches will not find sufficient solutions. Not especially if the focus is on forests alone and agriculture, the main driver of deforestation, is not in the picture.  

Lessons on Forest Transition from Vietnam

By Elizabeth Kahurani (Nairobi) - Vietnam is one of the countries that have experienced forest transition -a move from net forest deforestation to net reforestation and this has partly been as a result of strong government policies on reforestation and forest protection.

ASB Partnership 2010-2011 ‘rating card’

By Elizabeth Kahurani

 “ASB work has become a precursor to most of the debates shaping discussions on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”

Fuzzy forest framing favours fallacies

"Perhaps the International Year of Forests can help decision makers to focus on various meanings of ‘forest’, and the trade-offs each type entails".

By Meine van Noordwijk

Study on Linking Knowledge with Action features ASB Partnership work

By Meine van Noordwijk and Elizabeth Kahurani

A boundary between science and politics is essential to give free enquiry a chance, but it also implies that the boundary must be bridged for new findings to be appreciated and used.

REDD calculator and mapping tool for Indonesia

Researchers have launched a new tool to help policy-makers, NGOs, and landowners evaluate the potential benefits and costs of Indonesia's reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) program at provincial and district levels. The caculator generates emissions reductions estimates and associated opportunity costs for different REDD+ implementation scenarios, includi

Ways to feed the world and conserve the environment

For every crop, the best producers globally are 100 times more productive than the worst. Even within nations, producers can be 10 times more efficient than their neighbours, whether they farm maize (corn) in Nebraska or cassava in Nigeria.

Making a case for a REDD++ aproach

The development from REDD to REDD+ is a good sign of the changing paradigm on the REDD plan. REDD+ does not just view natural forests as carbon stock, but far more importantly, as natural ecosystem service resources.

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