Category: People, Places & Cultures

Paying people to protect forests is worth it

Participants in the PES program receiving their payments for conserving trees. A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight […]

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Forests, people and data

By KATE EVANS PUBLISHED ON JUNE 30, 2017 Participatory monitoring for REDD+ put to the test Growing up in a village in Indonesia’s Central Java in the 1980s, Dian Ekowati went to the local Posyandu every month. At the community primary healthcare center, her height and weight were […]

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Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that can slow or even stop deforestation and soil degradation. Agriculture is the second-largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions […]

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