Making REDD work – CIFOR story doesn’t dodge the difficult questions

1 August, 2011 by (comments)

If you remember the series of photos I shot in the Amazon back in April, you’ll probably be interested in this article – just published on the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Green website. The pictures were to accompany a project by CIAT’s CGIAR sister center CIFOR (International Center for Forestry Research), to document the ongoing efforts to implement the conceptRead More …

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CIAT workshop means Latin America is ready for REDD

27 May, 2011 by (comments)

Latin American governments are now better prepared for the next round of climate change negotiations, following a REDD-related workshop at CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia. The week-long event, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), UN-REDD and the World Bank, focused on ways to calculate the opportunity costs of land use change and deforestation. OverRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions

254,863 Flickr hits – Thank you!

25 April, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT’s photo gallery on the picture sharing website Flickr has now received over a quarter-of-a-million hits. The landmark figure was reached last week, while I was deep in the Amazon Rainforest – one of the few places left in the world without wireless internet access, hence this slightly delayed post. At the time of writing, the CIAT gallery –Read More …

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Interactive Amazon map could help protect rainforest

13 January, 2010 by (comments)

A new online tool for studying land-use in the Amazon could help decision makers and researchers design incentive-based approaches for managing the region’s ecosystem services. Developed by CIAT and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Amazon Initiative Interactive Map Server, is the first freely-available web-based application of its kind. By using satellite imagery and digital geographic information, it allowsRead More …

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Hi-tech tool reveals extent of deforestation

23 November, 2009 by (comments)

Shocking new statistics on natural habitat loss released by CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program have been picked up by the Colombian newspaper Semana. DAPA has been working on a system of near real-time monitoring of land cover across Latin America, using a new PARASID tool, jointly developed by CIAT and The Nature Conservancy, which combines satellite imageryRead More …

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