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The Promise of REDD: Giving Tropical Countries a Choice in Whether to Decimate Their Forests

A U.N. program to reduce emissions faces stiff obstacles as it seeks to gain momentum in Warsaw A cruel irony of climate change is that countries that ring the equator – most of them poor and eager to develop – possess an incredibly valuable asset that they can only monetize if they destroy it: their…

REDD+ Can Be a Game-Changer in the Battle Against Tropical Deforestation

In a high profile side event to the UN General Assembly next week, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector will gather at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo to celebrate recent successes in forest protection to combat climate change and call for much greater future investment.

Sustainable Sun in Costa Rica, India, and the Virgin Islands

Nearly 200 sustainable tourism experts are gathered today at National Geographic for the second annual Geotourism Change Summit. Coming out of the summit is a trustworthy list of top sustainable-travel destinations and providers. So, if you are planning a midwinter escape, consider: • Nature Air. It is a 100 percent carbon-neutral airline in Costa Rica…