Forestry can offer cost-effective climate change mitigation

 

 

An international online FAO conference on the economics of climate change mitigation options in the forest sector begins today. The conference will run over 4 weeks with 6 sessions covering afforestation and reforestation, reducing deforestation and degradation, changing forest management practices, wood energy, green building, and sustainable packaging. Attracting over 1,600 registrants from 127 countries and 126 case studies from 47 countries, the response to the conference has been encouraging. The conference will explore how a wide range of interventions in the forest sector could help to mitigate climate change, based on country experiences and analyses of the costs and benefits of the various options. With 50 technical presentations, combined with panel and plenary discussions, the conference will provide an excellent platform for discussion and the sharing of experiences from around the world....

 

For more Information, please consult the following link: HERE

 

 

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Wildlife in a changing climate - In this episode, FAO Wildlife and Protected Area officer Edgar Kaeslin highlights the case of mountain gorillas in Rwanda (the original 'gorillas in the mist') who are under threat due to climate change. The film showcases one of thousands of species that are predicted to come under greater threat of extinction due to climate change according to a new report (Dec 2011) 'Wildlife in a Changing Climate' from FAO's forestry department. Find more: HERE

 

 

 

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