Forestry

If developing countries reduce the deforestation and degradation of their natural forests, they should be rewarded financially by the United Nations REDD+ programme. But high costs are jeopardising the success of REDD+.…

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Forestry

The expansion of commercial agriculture in Brazil has detrimental effects on natural ecosystems. Our authors have examined how the Brazilian land market responds to transport infrastructure investments and shifts in the…

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Forestry

Drylands cover 41 per cent of the Earth's land surface. This publication presents the results of the first global assessment of trees, forests and land-use on these lands.

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The Amazon Jungle in Ecuador.
Forestry

Germany’s Development Ministry is providing 200 million euros in support of a global programme to protect forests. The World Bank’s ProGreen Initiative was presented during the United Nations Climate Summit in New…

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Forestry

Forest loss spikes despite the pledge to halve deforestation by 2020, an assessment of progress on protecting and restoring global forests shows. Deforestation has accelerated since the endorsement of the New York…

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Forestry

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the World Future Council invited to the innovation dialogue entitled “Forests for future – how tropical forests can fight hunger…

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Nursery at the Reserva Ecologica Guapiacu in the federal state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Forestry

Humans have already cleared vast tracts of the tropical rain forest, a process which should ideally be reversed for the sake of the climate and the environment. But which rain forests are priorities for restoration?…

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Measuring tower of the AmazonFACE project in the Brazilian rainforest.
Forestry

How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers, with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), indicate that the absorption…

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Aerial view of a forest
Forestry

Global temperatures could rise 1.5° C above industrial levels by as early as 2030 if current trends continue, but trees could help stem this climate crisis. A new analysis finds that adding nearly one billion additional…

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In a forest looking above.
Forestry

On the occasion of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 in Bogota, Colombia, the German Government has announced its joining the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. With this new partnership, Germany is…

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