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Cap-and-Trade for Trees
"[Don Melnick] had calculated the number of deaths that year due to deforestation and otherforms of environmental degradation. It came to 1 million a month—or a toll equal to that of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami every week. "If we fail to act," he told the delegates, "we will become the willing executioners of the millions whose lives are lost every year as a resultof the degradation of nature." Melnick pressed on with his plea to preserve clean water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, and forests, concluding with a cursory description of the proposed carbon-trading scheme for preventing deforestation." Click here to read more.
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Miches Water Committees Win Awards at Water for People Conference in the Dominican Republic
Two prizes for a total of $7,000 (US) were awarded to two Miches communities from Water for People (WfP) attheir organizational conference held in Santo Domingo on April 15, 2009.ESSEGstaff helped to form the committees in the two communities and to prepare them forthe competition at the conference. Click here to read more.