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 Think Globally, Act Locally

CEES at the Secondary School for Journalism - Spring 2009

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 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.

IN THE NEWS

New York Times Science front page devoted to CEES' ESSEG program

"[...] the researchers, from the Center for Environment, Economy and Society, at Columbia, haveRevisions begun a sweepingeffort to identify and repair problems in the town and region and to capitalize on their assets. They have recruited fishermen volunteers to count marine mammals, assess the health of coral reefs and measure the effect of invasive water plants. With townspeople, they are devising projects to improve sanitation. And they are working with farmers and fishermen to determine fair compensation for people who contribute to better offshore water quality by keeping their cattle away from inland streams." Click hereto 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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