Tag: Noel Kempff

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project: The Conservancy Responds to a Greenpeace Report

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]

A Clarion Call: Fight Climate Change by Protecting Forests

Written by | October 7th, 2009

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Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Over the last few months, I have been participating in a bipartisan commission — The Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests — that is focused on the connections between climate policy here in the United States and protecting tropical forests. The commission comprises some of […]

Dispatch from Bonn: Training for REDD Helps Countries Get Ready

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Forest Carbon Policy Advisor Rane Cortez tells us about getting the world ready to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through workshops and online trainings, and how these trainings relate to the climate negotiations underway now in Bonn: Here at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, there is a lot of talk about “getting ready […]

Dispatch From Bonn: A Pathway to REDD Success

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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BONN, Germany — The Nature Conservancy’s forest carbon team hosted an event here at the Bonn climate talks this week to present an innovative proposal on how to reduce emissions from global deforestation — a crucial part of effectively addressing climate change. I sat down with the team to get their perspectives on the proposal […]

Recognizing People as Well as Forest Carbon

Written by | April 30th, 2009

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Last week, leaders from around the world gathered in Alaska at the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change to form a strategy around their participation in December’s UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen and discuss how various communities are adapting to climate change. The meeting coincides with a growing concern that indigenous communities are […]

COP-14 Update: Seeing REDD in Poznan

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — Over the weekend here at the COP-14, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate policy for the Conservancy, led a panel on why reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is a critical part of the climate change solution. Among the speakers were Ambassador Hans Brattskar of Norway, Benjamin Karmorh from Liberia’s Environmental […]

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