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Discussions on how mitigation and adaptation funds will be raised and used in the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol from 2013-2020 will be key during the climate change talks in Bonn to ensure that REDD+ can move forward. Forest-rich nations cannot wait much longer without progress in financing, said an expert..
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Mitigation | Offsetting | Planning | Ecosulis | Ecosulis

Good to see the planning/consultancy community showing interest in the topic.


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Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program - San Jose Mercury News

Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program - San Jose Mercury News | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

For the past 10 years, California has struggled with huge budget deficits and wrenching cuts. Suddenly, however, the state is poised to raise billions from an unusual new source: the proceeds from its landmark global warming law.


The windfall could come as soon as this fall, when state officials are set to begin auctioning off pollution credits to oil refineries, power plants and other major polluters as part of a new "cap-and-trade" system.


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The Green Climate Funds Roundup

The Climate Fund Info website provides a user-friendly starting point for anyone interested in climate funds and other forms of climate finance aimed at combating climate change and global warming.

 

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The Conservation Fund - Go Zero

The Conservation Fund - Go Zero | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

A group of Chinese philanthropists has announced plans to raise up to $15 million for efforts to preserve and protect nature worldwide, including the creation of a sanctuary in Africa for the hirola. Through the newly established China Global Conservation Fund, the group awarded $500,000 to the Nature Conservancy to build a 6,177-acre sanctuary in Kenya for the endangered African antelope, whose numbers have fallen from a total of sixteen thousand in the 1970s to four hundred today.

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Guyana forest carbon plan struggle to get off paper | Latest

Guyana forest carbon plan struggle to get off paper | Latest | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

After decades of depending on bauxite, timber and gold for revenue, Guyana proposed five years ago that wealthy foreigners pay it to protect its tropical South American rainforests. The idea was hailed as an innovative way to spur economic development while helping prevent destruction of rainforests like the Iwokrama reserve - home to thousands of species of trees, a broad array of orchids and wildlife from caimans to rare tropical birds.

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The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.
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We can raise finance for Green Climate Fund

We can raise finance for Green Climate Fund | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

PLANNING minister Trevor Manuel outlined how finances could be raised for the ambitious $100 billion (R810.05bn) Green Climate Fund, in an exclusive interview with The Mercury this week.

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A Climate Deal Comes Together in Durban

A Climate Deal Comes Together in Durban | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

As the climate talks concluded today, Parties agreed to move forward with a “Durban Package” that includes a pathway forward on a legally-binding instrument for all countries, an agreement on a second commitment for the Kyoto Protocol, and a set of decisions to implement the Cancun Agreements, including the Green Climate Fund.

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After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change? | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Kyoto enshrined the principle that developed countries must reduce emissions while developing countries may not. This made sense in the 1990s, but not today, when fast-growing developing countries contribute over half of global emissions and slow-growing industrial nations question why they should bear the greater burden. Negotiators haven’t agreed on a new formula. No one expects great progress in Durban.
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Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections

Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month | Climate Connections | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Delegates at the conference will also be hammering out the details of a plan to administer the Green Climate Fund, money that is to help poor countries deal with climate change. The fund is expected to grow over the next ...
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Durban UN climate talks could see modest, incremental progress

Amid the dismal global economic climate and the nearing expiration of the sole international agreement that obligates nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, the Kyoto Protocol, representatives from more than 190 countries are gathering in Durban, South Africa to continue negotiations toward a comprehensive global agreement to curb climate change.

 

Regrettably, but not surprisingly, this year’s annual two-week meeting of countries party to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – the 17th Conference of Parties, or COP-17 – is generally anticipated to make only modest, incremental progress.

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GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen

GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
As the international climate change discussion heats up, CIs leaders and partners explain a crucial strategy for climate change mitigation: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus conservation (REDD+).
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Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries

Global climate treaty may demand more carbon cuts from 'poor' countries | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
China and India may have to make bigger carbon emissions commitments as EU climate chief says Kyoto model is outdated...

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Watershed period for climate finance – Innovative leadership required

Watershed period for climate finance – Innovative leadership required | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The financing of climate action has entered a watershed period. Either the momentum in favour of a substantial global fund to support both mitigation and adaptation efforts internationally– encouraged by the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP17 – will be sustained, or it will wither on the vine, suffocated by a lack of political will, inadequate institutional capacity and the inclement economic environment in developed countries...
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Investors say private sector must tackle climate change | EurActiv

Investors say private sector must tackle climate change | EurActiv | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Institutional investors with a collective $26 trillion under management have opened a new front in the fight against climate change, urging the private sector to mobilise and find new technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ex-UN climate chief says business should get ready for low-carbon world

Ex-UN climate chief says business should get ready for low-carbon world | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
A new legally binding climate agreement hammered out last month in Durban is a signal to businesses to get ready to operate in a low-carbon economy...
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Yasuni ITT: the virtues and vices of environmental innovation

Yasuni ITT: the virtues and vices of environmental innovation | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

As the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in Durban, Ecuador has embarked on the development of a project presented as highly innovative.

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Durban Summit Set To Reshape Climate Financing

Durban Summit Set To Reshape Climate Financing | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was agreed at the Copenhagen summit two years ago as a means of directing $100bn of aid per year to developing countries, with rich countries providing a further $30bn of fast-start finance in the interim.
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Climate smart REDD+ | REDD-Net

Climate smart REDD+ | REDD-Net | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Most of the action has been on the sidelines, in the many side events, but there are indications that the negotiators are also getting down to business, particularly in relation to the Green Climate Fund, and hopefully on REDD+ ...
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Climate finance should not add to the external debt burdens of poor recipient countries.

The United Nations Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Cephas Lumina, urged the international climate change gatherings currently underway in Durban, South Africa, to ensure that finance under the proposed Green Climate Fund does not exacerbate the external debt burdens of recipient countries.

 

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CIFOR Forests Blog » Forested countries need reassurance

CIFOR Forests Blog » Forested countries need reassurance | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
“REDD is a massive investment for developing countries, and they need the assurance that REDD is the right path to take, otherwise they will have little incentive to develop programmes at the national level,” said Kristy Graham, ...
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DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ...

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE RECESSION HITS THE GREEN ... | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
At stake in Durban is a whole lot of green or red or grey, depending on your country’s color of currency. The 100 billion dollar Green Climate Fund is supposed to be finalized and Kyoto 2.0 is supposed to do something about all those flatulent cows who are dooming the planet. It’s a serious problem, not because there are mobs of polar bears windsurfing on melting glaciers down to Hawaii, but because a whole lot of influential people who got in on the ground floor of Global Warming Scam 1.0 are about to lose their tie dyed shirts.
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Financing battle emerges at climate change talks | Missouri News

Putting the final touches on what's known as the Green Climate Fund is a top issue at the 192-party U.N. climate conference that was in its second day Tuesday in the South African coastal city of Durban, and one of the keys of ...
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At Durban Climate Talks, a Test of Leadership

At Durban Climate Talks, a Test of Leadership | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Two years ago, the world was watching as climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Copenhagen. We all knew that global cooperation was essential to protect our communities, nations and planet from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

 

But as negotiations kick off next week in Durban, South Africa — and the world struggles to deal with debt-ridden economies, political upheavals and protests taking place across the globe — international attention is focused elsewhere.
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