Ground truths: local humanitarians in conflict

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2016-08-18 00:00
In an event to mark World Humanitarian Day, local humanitarian workers discuss their experiences and how they deal with risk, particularly in conflict situations.
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Publication: Pulp and Paper Capacities. Survey 2015-2020

FAO News - Wed, 2016-07-27 22:00
 Pulp and Paper Capacities. Survey 2015-2020

The survey presents statistics on pulp and paper capacity and production by country and grade. The document is based on information submitted by correspondents worldwide, most of them pulp and paper associations or, in their absence, paper companies


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Winner of COFO 23 #ChampionTrees photo contest announced

FAO News - Wed, 2016-07-27 22:00
Winner of COFO 23 #ChampionTrees photo contest announced

Sao Chan Elite of Cambodia has won the #COFO23 #ChampionTrees photo competition. His photo, Tree in Ta Prohm Temple, features a giant Spung tree (Tetrameles nudiflora) growing over the walls of the 12th-century Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


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Rajya Sabha finally takes up CAMPA

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
Jairam Ramesh makes passionate appeal to let Gram Sabha have a say in fund utilization Seeking to include Gram Sabhas in the process of compensatory afforestation, senior Congress leader and former
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California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
A virtual Noah's Ark of wild beasts and livestock has been relocated to save them from a massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles in a region that is home to exotic animal sanctuaries and horse ranches.
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Mexican village uses fireflies to halt deforestation by local logging industry

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
In the village of Nanacamilpa, tiny fireflies are helping save the towering pine and fir trees on the outskirts of the megalopolis of Mexico City. Thousands of them light up a magical spectacle at
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Mines in Chinese Unesco site damaging pristine Shangri-La forest: Greenpeace

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
Greenpeace says three mining operations are damaging intact tracts of forest in the Three Parallel Rivers area, a UN-certified nature reserve A new investigation by environmental group Greenpeace has
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Rwanda: New Policy On Urban Forestry in Offing

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
Random species of trees have been planted across Kigali and other towns around the country with less regard to international standards for urban forestry, officials say. It is against this background
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Forests, species on four continents threatened by palm oil expansion

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-07-27 13:00
As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led
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India’s ‘Rexit’: central bank uncertainty raises risk

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-07-27 00:00
This edition of ODI’s Macroeconomic impact series analyses the impact of the resignation of Reserve Bank of India Governor, Raghuram Rajan, last month.
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Evidence synthesis: security sector reform and organisational capacity building

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-07-27 00:00
A synthesis review of 215 security sector reform (SSR) studies, exploring the link between capacity building interventions and improved security outcomes.
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Land used for palm oil could double without damaging forests: researchers

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-07-26 13:00
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The area covered by palm oil plantations worldwide could double without damaging protected areas or sensitive forests, Austrian researchers said on Tuesday.
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US investors ploughing billions into palm oil, claims report

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-07-26 13:00
Some of the US’ leading institutional investors, including pension funds, are potentially fuelling environmental and social harm by ploughing billions of dollars into the palm oil industry through opaque
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Rainforest greener during 'dry' season

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-07-26 13:00
Although the Amazon Jungle may appear to be perpetually green, a University of Illinois researcher believes there are actually seasonal differences of photosynthesis, with more occurring during the dry
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Four hinterland talukas have 93% of state’s forest cover

India Environment Portal - Tue, 2016-07-26 13:00
Panaji: The four hinterland talukas of Goa, partly in the range and partly in the foothills of Sahyadris account for 93% of the state's total forest cover of 1,225.12 sq km. As per Economic Survey 2015-16,
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Cash transfers: what does the evidence say? A rigorous review of impacts and the role of design and implementation features

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2016-07-26 00:00
A rigorous review of the evidence on the impact of cash transfer programmes, including the role of variations in cash transfer design and implementation.
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ODI Annual Report 2015-2016: global reach, global presence

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2016-07-26 00:00
In this annual report, we summarise ODI’s areas of research, and our key publications and events from 2015-2016.
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Activists' fight to protect trees along Girivalam spills on to Green Panel campus

India Environment Portal - Mon, 2016-07-25 13:00
CHENNAI: A group of local residents, abutting the sacred Mount Arunachala Hill in Tiruvanamalai, thronged National Green Tribunal (NGT) here to vent their ire against the alleged felling of trees to widen
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Greece's Chios island in state of emergency as wildfire rages

India Environment Portal - Mon, 2016-07-25 13:00
Greece has declared a state of emergency on the Aegean island of Chios, which has been engulfed by a wildfire raging out of control, authorities said on Monday. Dozens of firefighters and aircraft were
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Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles

India Environment Portal - Mon, 2016-07-25 13:00
A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and
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