forest degradation

Global Forest Survey Aims to Stem Deforestation

Global Forest Survey Aims to Stem Deforestation

ROME, Italy, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – A global remote sensing survey of the Earth’s forests is being conducted by the United Nations to enhance knowledge of land use change, including deforestation, reforestation and the natural expansion of forests. The assessment will cover the whole land surface of the Earth with about 9,000 samples, according…

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – A new multi-million dollar fund to compensate developing countries for the value of their living forests was launched today by the World Bank at the United Nations climate conference in Bali. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was developed because forests are more important left standing than…