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India, China urge rich nations to cut carbon deeper

Developed countries must lead emissions curbs and make good on finance pledge say emerging economies key to climate pact. Rich countries need to take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the leaders of India and China have said in an unusual joint statement. Released at the end of two days of talks between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, it says developing countries...
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In Kerry’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, Climate and Conflict Are Focus

It’s a bit late, but the second-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) is finally here. And it’s a good thing – it’d be a shame if this effort to present a coherent strategic narrative of U.S. diplomacy and development,...
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Quote of the Month

“Beyond borders, climate change can stoke international conflict over the control of vital and increasingly scarce resources — particularly water.” - Laurent Fabius, France Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Op-Ed in the New York Times, 24 April 2015.
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ECC Newsletter Edition 1/2015

We have published the first edition of the Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Newsletter in 2015. Read how foreign policy makers can use opportunities for green job creation to promote ambitious climate action, about linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa, or how climate change exacerbates conflicts between mining and herding in Mongolia.
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Articles

Forests

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Intro

Forests are disappearing at an alarming rate: according to the World Resources Institute, 46% of the world's old growth forests have been destroyed ...

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News

Chut Wutty's memory spurs anti-logging campaign (12 May 2012)

Laos: Communal land titles could save more than forests (16 April 2012)

Digital Defenders: Tribal People Use GPS to Protect Their Lands (15 March 2012)

Amazon defenders face death or exile (12 February 2012)

 

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Recent Publications

Gurung, Jeanette 2011: Getting REDD+ Right for Women. Bangkok: WOCAN.

Global Witness 2011: Forest Carbon, Cash and Crime. London.

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Initiatives

EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT)

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

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