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Conserving Forests for a Sustainable Future For Prelims: Forests in India, Illegal logging, Mining, Soil conservation, Carbon sequestration, Sundarbans mangrove, Gond tribes, National Forest Policy of India, Forest Conservation Act 1980, National Afforestation Programme, Environment Protection Act of 1986, Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)Continue Reading

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Charlie Jaay explores a terrifying crisis within a crisis — misplaced and misleading tree-planting initiatives which, rather than mitigating the climate emergency, compound it, threatening communities and ecosystems. Each year, 10 million hectares of natural forest are lost worldwide, while fast growing industrial monoculture plantations of uniform species rapidly expand.Continue Reading

But can they save forests?

For the first time ever at a climate summit, the final text of this month’s COP27 included a “forests” section and a reference to “nature-based solutions,” — recognizing the important role nature can play in curbing human-caused climate change. But it’s too early to declare a victory for forests. ByContinue Reading

U.S. Leadership Advances Global Efforts to Conserve Critical Ecosystems and Protect Carbon Sinks: A Progress Report on Implementing U.S. Efforts on the Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks

At COP26 during the World Leaders Summit Forest Day session on November 2, 2021, the United States announced the Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks . This decade-long, whole-of-government Plan sets forth the U.S. approach to conserving critical global terrestrial carbon sinks, deploying a range of diplomatic, policy, andContinue Reading

Companies must put money where their mouths are to fight nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Companies are under increasing pressure from regulators to report on their biodiversity impacts The Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures recently produced draft guidance, ‘the closest we’ve got to agreed best practice’, according to CDP’s Thomas Maddox Efforts by governments, environmental groups and companies to address deforestation in landscapes, suchContinue Reading

Conserving the Rejoso watershed - CIFOR Forests News

Rejoso watershed, at the foot of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, provides strategic ecosystem services, including the Umbulan Spring that lies downstream. In 2021, President Joko Widodo inaugurated a clean water system from the spring, which now supplies water to over 1.6 million people in the surrounding districts andContinue Reading