Océans, climat : même combat

Les journées où les mauvaises nouvelles concernant la planète ne pleuvent pas sont devenues assez rares ces derniers temps. Aujourd’hui n’a pas fait exception : la crise qui frappe les océans fait les gros titres avec le dernier rapport du GIEC. C’est alarmant, ne nous le cachons pas. Mais nous avons encore une opportunité unique…

Forests, Tenure, and Climate: Some key recent findings with respect to REDD+ and beyond REDD+

The original article can be read from here and is published by Rights and Resources In spite of widely-recognized challenges, REDD+ continues to be one of the primary approaches for forest-based climate change mitigation. We have recently published a book chapter titled “Land and carbon tenure: Some—but insufficient—progress.” It examines the extent to which REDD+…

The politics of peat and fire

On a recent visit to Riau, a province on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra, Indonesian President Joko Widodo surveyed the damage from this year’s peat and forest fires and the resulting haze that has blanketed parts of Southeast Asia. As in previous years, the haze from the burning peat has triggered health concerns and cross-border tensions…

The race to save rosewood

Africa – Long hidden in the shadows of informal trade, an African tree species known locally as mukula is now under an international spotlight. A decision by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to include Pterocarpus tinctorius in its Appendix II list of species will make it…

Scientists on Indonesia’s polluting haze

While the eyes of the world have been fixed in horror on the Amazonian forest fires, the rainforests of Indonesia on the other side of the planet are now also in flames. In the first eight months of 2019, over 300,000 hectares of land were burned by fire, and the past week has seen a…