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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Forests: Taking Root in the Voluntary Carbon Market, Second Edition by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
Ecosystem Marketplace Insights Booklet on voluntary carbon markets. This publication is designed to introduce practitioners to the carbon markets, in particular the voluntary markets, and the current climate for reforestation, afforestation and REDD projects generating carbon credits. It is a collection of articles and one book chapter commissioned by the Ecosystem Marketplace. The articles were compiled to serve as context and provide background for the Brazil Katoomba conference, held in Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 1-2 2009. See RELATED ITEMS for Portuguese version.
File Consumer Goods and Deforestation: An Analysis of the Extent and Nature of Illegality in Forest Conversion for Agriculture and Timber Plantations by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:21 AM
This study has sought to estimate for the first time the proportion of recent tropical deforestation that is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture and how much of this was driven by overseas demand. In addition, the study estimates for the first time the scale of primary tropical wood products now being traded globally and originating from forest conversion, as opposed to selective logging.
File Land-use Change Modeling in a Brazilian Indigenous Reserve: Construction of a Reference Scenario for the Suruí REDD Project by Michael Colby — last modified Sep 01, 2014 02:21 PM
Abstract: Interactions of indigenous peoples with the surrounding non-indigenous society are often the main sources of social and environmental changes in indigenous lands. In the case of the Suruí in Brazilian Amazonia’s “arc of deforestation,” these influences are leading to deforestation and logging that threaten both the forest and the sustainability of the group’s productive systems. The Suruí tribal leadership has initiated a proposal for an economic alternative based on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). This has become a key case in global discussions on indigenous participation in REDD. The realism of the baseline scenario that serves as a reference for determining the amount of deforestation and emissions avoided by the proposed project is critical to assuring the reality of the carbon benefits claimed. Here we examine the SIMSURUI model, its input parameters and the implications of the Suruí Forest Carbon Project for indigenous participation in climate mitigation efforts.
File Does secure land tenure save forests? A review of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation (CCAFS Working Paper No. 7) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:16 PM
Deforestation and degradation are tied to a complex array of socioeconomic and political factors. As noted in studies focusing on large-scale policy interventions such as REDD+ and payment for ecosystem services programs, among the most important of these factors is land tenure and land tenure security. This paper reviews past literature connecting forest outcomes and land tenure to better understand broad relationships between land tenure form, land tenure security and forest outcomes. From a theoretical perspective, clear and secure forest tenure can have either a positive or negative impact on forested land, depending on political and economic conditions. We review over 100 empirical cases of forest outcomes under specific land tenure conditions and find that land tenure security is associated with less deforestation, regardless of the form of tenure. State-owned protected forests are associated with more positive forest outcomes relative to private, communal and public land. We discuss consistency and identification issues in the current literature around deforestation and land tenure, and provide suggestions for future studies and implementation issues for policymakers. For more information contact: Brian E. Robinson, Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota (, Lisa Naughton, Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin/Madison (, or Mike Colby, USAID ( Featured September, 2012.
File Supporting REDD+ in Developing Countries: A Review of Policy Options by Leif Kindberg — last modified Sep 21, 2015 01:56 PM
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the potential of a range of market and non-market policy options available to developing countries willing to contribute to a global climate change solution by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) and to deliver additional co-benefits. The covered policy options are domestic market-based instruments (MBIs), direct regulation of land clearing, payments for results, and environmental impact assessment.
File An Impact Assessment and Framework for Discussing the 2003-2007 Strategic Plan of the USAID/Brazil Environment Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:46 PM
Task Order No. 17 Contract No. OUT-PCE-I-00-96-00002-00 Final Report Prepared by: Richard E. Saunier, IRG Donald Sawyer, ISPN Nicholas Shorr, IRG Eduardo de Souza Martins, e.labore Marcondes Moreira de Araújo, e.labore Prepared for: USAID / Brazil April 2001 Region: Centrally Funded Activities/ Latin America and the Caribbean; Task Order: Technical Advisory Group II; Tech Area: Policy Assessment, Analysis and Evaluation & Strategic Planning
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 96 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Brazilian Agro-Power Heats Up. Health: Chile Opens First Public Stem Cell Bank. Water Issues: Amazon the World’s Longest River, Claim Brazilian Scientists. Forests: Google to Harness Satellite Power for an Amazon Tribe; Peru: Harmonizing USG Cooperation in Forestry Sector; Brazilwood Gets Global Protection; Green Gold: How a Brazilian Forest of Rubber Trees Is Bouncing Back. Wildlife: Chile Researchers Help Repopulate Llamas in Patagonia; Suriname: Psychedelic Purple versus the Luster of Gold. Science & Technology: Venezuela Invigorates Gambian Science; Brazil is out of ISS Project; Foreigners have more patents than Nationals in Colombia; Venezuelan R&D Investment Increases Fivefold. Pollution: Pollution Crisis: Santiago's Air Worst of Last Eight Years; Chile: Toxic Runoff Devastates Region VII River. Climate Change: World Bank Targets Forest Preservation-Climate Link; Amazon State Adopts Brazil's First Global Warming Law. Energy: Brazil to Assist Paraguay in Exporting Biofuels; Colombia and Cuba Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement; Chile's Search for a Diversified Energy Matrix; The Madeira Complex: International Banks to Fund Deforestation and Displacement. General: Guyana: Payment for Ecosystem Services Is Golden Opportunity, Seminar Told; Brazil Bars USAID-Sponsored Project under Alleged Suspicion of NGO Actions in the Amazon; Partnerships from Five Nations Receive 2007 Seed Awards for Innovation in Local Sustainable Development; Brazil Federal Prosecutors Ask State to Suspend Alcoa's Bauxite Mining License.
Edition # 117
File Report for the Conservation Finance Alliance: National REDD+ funding frameworks and achieving REDD+ readiness – findings from consultation by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
2010 report for the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on how REDD+ funding is currently, or could in the future, be managed and disbursed to developing countries. The report includes six case study country reports - Brazil, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Madagascar and Peru- resulting from interviews conducted by RwC with stakeholder representatives from government, civil society, academia and the private sector in 2010; and an analysis report on the role of environmental funds and civil society in REDD+, based on interviews carried out in the six countries mentioned above and six additional countries (Costa Rica, Tanzania, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uganda) in 2009. Report was made possible by USAID through the TransLinks cooperative agreement.
File Who is Brazil's Most Creative Person in Business? by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Who is the most creative Brazilian in business? Many will argue that professional football has become big business and therefore Neymar, young footballer from Santos FC called the New Pelé by the NYT, should be the right answer. Others will claim it must be Brazil’s most famous entrepreneur Eike Batista, the seventh richest man on earth. However, the right answer is much more exotic than a footballer or an entrepreneur. According to Fast Company Magazine, Brazil’s most creative person in business is a tribal chief who has partnered with Google to save his tribe from the brink of extinction and stop deforestation in Amazon rainforest.
RELEASE: Secure Land Rights in Amazon Brings Billions in Economic and Climate Benefits, Says New WRI Report by Christin VanZant — last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:48 PM
Analysis of Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia finds land rights for indigenous communities key to sustainable economic development, slowing deforestation and curbing climate change.
File FY09 Programmatic Report to USAID TransLinks Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
In FY09, Forest Trends worked with USAID‘s Standing Forests Conservation Markets Initiative (SFCMI), through TransLinks, with the goal of increasing capacity in developing countries to protect biodiversity and carry out avoided deforestation activities through payments for ecosystem services (PES). The geographic focus has been on high-priority areas including: the Brazilian Amazon, the Andean region, Southeast Asia, as well as West and Central Africa. This report reviews FY09 accomplishments.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Edition # 111
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 100 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
Agriculture: Scientists Are Making Brazil’s Savannah Bloom; U.S., Brazil and Argentina Form International Soybean Growers Alliance. Health: Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America. Water Issues: Chile: Defending Water against Mining Company. Forests: Brazilian NGOs Propose Plan to Zero out Deforestation; EU and UNDP Finance Sustainable Development Project in Guyana Shields; Forests Produce More Intact than Cleared for Farming, Says Study; Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Receives International Support; Paraguay Declares Fire Emergency. Wildlife: Southern Cone Countries Sign MOU to Preserve Migratory Birds; Venezuela: Aquatic Species Discovered; Venezuela: A Plan to Save the Amphibians; Brazil: Renowned Primatologist Faces 15 Years in Jail. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Chile: Giant Squid Invasion Threatens Hake; Brazil: Video of Dolphin Haul Hastens Gillnet Rules; Ecuador: Shark Measure Costs Correa Green Support; Salmon Farms Also Harming Chilean Lakes, WWF Warns. Protected Areas: Indigenous Group in Guyana Declares Amazon Homeland a Conservation Area; Colombia's Newest Park Protects Rare Wildlife, Indigenous Peoples. Science & Technology: Venezuela: Ministry of S&T US$ 4.3 million for Small Businesses; Colombia Discards Plan to Create Ministry of Science; Uruguay: New Entity and More Funds for Science. Climate Change: Sao Paulo holds Kyoto Protocol “Carbon Market” Auction; Climate Change Reaches Andes and Amazon; Andean Community at Climate Forum. Energy: Chile: CORFO Approves Financing for 53 New Renewable Energy Initiatives; Biofuel Helping to Power Argentine Fishing Vessel. General: Amazon at Risk from Development Plans; Peruvians Don’t Understand the use of Biodiversity, says Study; Scores Ill in Peru 'Meteor Crash'; Brazil Petrobras to Push Production Deeper Into Amazon.
Amazon Conservation Team Helps Indigenous Tribe Launch Carbon Fund at COP16 in Cancún by Amazon Conservation Team — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
December 2010
File Suruí Forest Carbon Project Development Document (PDD), v.1.0 by LiLing Choo — last modified Aug 28, 2013 08:30 PM
Project Development Document (design) for Suruí Forest Carbon submitted for validation to Climate, Communities, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) in October 2011. Both validations were received in Spring 2011.
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information and Deforestation by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Community-based natural resources management: An annotated bibliography by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:11 AM
File Community-based natural resources management: An annotated bibliography by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:08 PM
KEYWORD: Community-based Natural Forest Management, World. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Africa. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Asia. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Central Amercia. Community-based Natural Forest Management, South America. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Australia. Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, bibliography.
File Community-based natural resources management: An annotated bibliography by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:54 AM
The bibliography cites 37 documents of various kinds focusing on the impact of natural resource strategies and policies on local communities and community participation in resource management decisions.
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