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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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New Collaboration Between Dominican Minister of the Environment and CEES

"Environmentally andSocially Sustainable Economic Growth (ESSEG) program has begun a partnershipwith a force of nature.  Thanks tothe timely intervention of the USAID offices in Santo Domingo, CEES has connecteddirectly with the Minister of the Secretary of State for the EnvironmentandNatural Resources (SEMARENA) of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Jaime DavidFernandez Mirabal." Click here to read more.

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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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