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SPECIAL REPORT - REDD Alert

Nov 2010 30
Rainforests cover 60 percent of Indonesia, and yet the country is one of the world's leading emitters of the greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. The reason is that Indonesia also has one of the planet's fastest rates of deforestation. As the trees are felled, the carbon stored in them is released and warms the atmosphere.

Making REDD work for illegal loggers

Nov 2010 25
It took just 30 seconds to fell the tree. Hendri, 27, a skinny Indonesian from Central Kalimantan on Borneo island, skilfully wielded the chainsaw more than half his height. The result is a thunderous crash and a tree that is quickly cut into planks on the forest floor near by.

New Age Timber Tycoons

Oct 2010 01
Harvesting the forests has enriched many. Two entrepreneurs are try ing the opposite, aiming to make millions selling carbon credits for not cutting down the trees.

Borneo project aims to save forest, boost livelihoods

Jan 2010 11
SINGAPORE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Indonesian firm hopes to save an area three times the size of Singapore from logging, by enticing locals to protect the forest while potentially earning itself millions from selling carbon credits.

Conservation and Carbon in Borneo’s Heart and Ours

Nov 2009 03
Science, Economics, and REDD: Struggling for Balance - The Katingan Project aims to create a forest-based carbon containment facility defined and guided by REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Destruction in the developing world) principles and methodology.


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