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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 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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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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