Tag: tropical forest

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Cool Green Budget: What’s Good for Nature in FY2011

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

Measuring Conservation Impacts? First, Get the Question Right

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Since I started my position as senior scientist at The Nature Conservancy a year and a half ago, I have been outspoken in the crusade to measure the impacts of the organization’s conservation strategies. Sure, I love knowing that the Conservancy has, for instance: Helped create new marine protected areas which cover hundreds of hectares, […]

Can We Solve Climate Change? Wrapup on Governors Global Climate Summit

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2009

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Did you miss our lead scientist Sanjayan’s appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman” on Monday? Watch part 1 in the video above and part 2 here…and see how Letterman thinks we’re all doomed by climate change, despite Dr. S’s best efforts to convince him otherwise. Then read the rest of today’s top green links […]

Forest Carbon and Climate Change: The Times Gets On Board

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that […]

Mark Tercek on Mongabay

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek has given his first extensive interview to the blogosphere — to the highly respected tropical rainforest blog Mongabay. Tercek talks to Mongabay about the effects the economic downturn has had on conservation, the importance of considering ecosystem services for developing markets in land use, and what it will […]

When Is a Rainforest Not a Rainforest?

Written by | February 2nd, 2009

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Last Thursday’s New York Times published a fascinating article, “New jungles prompt a debate on rainforest,” where two well-known Smithsonian scientists traded interpretations about the meaning of regeneration of rainforests in Panama. Not the least of the issues the article raised was the climate around the Smithsonian office watercooler these days, as Drs. Joe Wright and […]

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