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 IN THE NEWS

NPR's TalkingScience Reports of CEES Director Don Melnick

"On Monday evening, September 14th, at the small and informal Picnic Café, between 101st and 102nd and Broadway, Columbia University Professor of Conservation Biology, Don Melnick, offered up a highly informative and consistently entertaining account of his work over the past 35 years studying scientific systems, finding solutions to the lossof biodiversity around the world, and integrating science and policy development."  Click here to read more.

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CEES Partnering to Create Amazon Forest Carbon Credits

"Five environmental trust funds in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have joined with Columbia University’s Center for Environment, Economy, and Society to establish the Amazon ForestCarbon Partnership, a collaboration to reduce carbon emissions and provide an economic alternative for forest dwelling communities and commercial enterprises in the Amazon. The issue of forest carbon credit,in which wealthy countries offset their emissions by compensating land holders for preserving forests, was a core point of negotiations at the global climate summit in Copenhagen."Click here to read more.

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CEES' own Henry Fernandez Brokers New Partnerships for the Dominican North East Coast

"[Columbia University, USAID, and other international organisations], local authorities and a group of investors met last weekend in Miches to raise a sustainable development strategy oriented towards conservation and environmental protection, promotion of ecotourism and activities that help to strengthen the region socio- economically. The aim of this meeting was to bring together the different entities that are actively involved in the development of the north east coast of the country including Miches, Sabana de La Mar and the Bay of Samaná. The attending institutions encouraged discussion to promote the exchange of ideas and partnerships for the development of strategies to help achieve a common goal." Click here to read more.

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