FROM THE CEES GALLERY

Integrated Projects Week

CEES at the MS 88 - Summer 2009

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 IN THE NEWS

 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.

 IN THE NEWS

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.

 IN THE NEWS

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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