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Forests as rainmakers: CIFOR scientist gains support for a controversial hypothesis

A new study boosts support for the physics behind a controversial theory that forests play a significant role in determining rainfall, creating atmospheric winds that pump moisture across continents. The model could revolutionise the way we understand local climates, and their vulnerability, with many major implications. It suggests, for instance, that by strategically replanting forests
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Video: Women and Forests, Research for Change

I conducted interviews for and co-produced a video on women and forests for the Centre for International Forestry Research to mark International Women’s Day 2013. View on YouTube
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Doha negotiators must consider Africa’s adaptation challenges

While Africa’s voice has been growing in international negotiations, more focus is needed on climate change adaptation on the continent to protect those who rely on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, says Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) scientist Louis Verchot. Story by Ashlee Betteridge as part of coverage of COP18 in Doha, November 2012.
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Action on agriculture needed at upcoming UN climate talks — Reuters AlertNet

Support for a work program on agriculture is urgently needed at Doha to incorporate the growing sector into international efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change as well as address looming food security issues, said experts. “Agriculture is still considered a sideshow in the climate arena and a decision has been
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Legal frameworks for REDD+: a Q&A with MP Barry Gardiner

British parliamentarian Barry Gardiner, a passionate advocate on environmental policy, talks to Forests News about REDD+ during the 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP18) in Doha, Qatar. One of the key concerns about the U.N.-backed scheme is whether developing countries will be able to implement the legal
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