Climate Change / COP17 / Expert Perspectives

COP17 Fell Short: How Can Businesses Pick Up the Slack?

Head over to GreenBiz.com to see what Rainforest Alliance climate coordinator Mark Moroge has to say about COP17. Last week, in Durban, South Africa, over 190 countries concluded negotiations to frame new international commitments to address global climate change. COP17 was a crucial gathering because time is limited to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP17 / Expert Perspectives / REDD+

Lessons from COP17: Linking REDD+ from Local to National Scales

From COP17 in Durban, South Africa, Adam Gibbon — technical manager of the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program — reports on plans to integrate various efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). A recent report from Forest Trends indicates that there are at least 260 active REDD+ projects in 42 countries. Each year since … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP17 / Expert Perspectives

Hope for Climate-Smart Agriculture at COP17

Mark Moroge, coordinator of the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program, writes about his experience at Agriculture and Rural Development Day, a side event at the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For politicians, environmentalists, climate experts and others, the UNFCCC is the annual platform for discussions and … Continue reading