Navigation Links
WHRC releases 4 key reports
Date:12/2/2007

As UNFCCC negotiations move towards a powerful new mechanism for compensating tropical countries for their nation-wide reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), several important questions remain: How much will REDD cost" Will it benefit forest people" Is it possible to monitor forests when so many countries are chronically covered with clouds" These and other questions are the topics addressed in four new studies released today by the Woods Hole Research Center in anticipation of the 13th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Bali, Indonesia.

These reports represent the cutting edge in ecological, economic, and remote sensing science applied to the crucial task of readying tropical nations around the world for participation in this important new dimension of the UNFCCC, says John P. Holdren, Director of the Woods Hole Research Center.

WHRC Senior Scientist Daniel Nepstad adds, These new studies demonstrate that the annual cost of slowing deforestation will be quite low but that many decades of payments to tropical countries will be needed, that the potential benefits for forest people are high, and that radar technology is ready to go to scale in looking through clouds to monitor forests.

In The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Brazilian Amazon, prepared by the WHRC, the the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amaznia, and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, one of the regions with the worlds largest carbon emission is evaluated. Economic models of potential profits from the expansion of soybeans, cattle, and logging are used to estimate the opportunity costs of bringing deforestation to zero over a ten year period. These economic analyses are compared with a cost accounting of what it would take for Brazil to achieve this deforestation reduction through compensation of forest people, private land forest stew
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-540-9900
Woods Hole Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Toxic releases down from North American industry leaders, increasing from other facilities
2. University of Minnesota releases first ever comprehensive report of the health of college students
3. BIO-key Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
4. Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
5. Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia
6. BIO-key Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... abstinence syndrome (NAS) secondary to in-utero opioid exposure ... than others, but the underlying reasons are not ... are turned on or off) changes have recently ... University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical ... study to identify some of these epigenetic changes ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... college biology and other science courses are increasingly ... and now they have a new textbook to ... Sciences," published this month by Princeton Press and ... Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), teaches readers about ... used to explore and explain biological phenomena. , ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... UTSA researchers has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant ... (NCPTT), an office of the National Park Service (NPS) ... fund a one-year study of the energy efficiency and ... in hot, humid climates. , Radiant barriers are reflective ... reflect heat back, thereby reducing the amount of heat ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In-utero methadone, Subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe Neonatal Abstience Syndrome 2New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 3
... WORCESTER, Mass. Cranberry sauce is not the star ... comes to health benefits, the lowly condiment takes center ... have found that compounds in cranberries are able to ... host of human illnesses (from kidney infections to gastroenteritis ...
... successful wastewater fuel cell, researchers have coaxed common bacteria ... Bruce Logan and colleagues at Penn State University had ... Now, using starter material that could theoretically be sourced ... same microbes to generate hydrogen. By tweaking their ...
... gone" Thats the mystery The Academy of Natural Sciences ... will shed light on the environmental health of the ... less than two inches longonce were abundant in the ... steady decline has prompted Pennsylvania to classify the fish ...
Cached Biology News:Cranberry sauce: good for what ails you 2Cranberry sauce: good for what ails you 3Microbes churn out hydrogen at record rate 2Tiny fish can yield big clues to Delaware River health 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - iCo Therapeutics Inc. ("iCo" or ... results of its Oral Amphotericin B (Oral Amp ... study, conducted by ImmuneCarta®, the immune monitoring business ... effectiveness of Oral Amp B in reactivating latent ... despite intensive treatment with antiretroviral therapy. ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: SQD), a ... and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced it ... 22 at 2:00 pm ET.  During ... a brief review of SQI,s recent commercialization progress and ... industry veteran recently appointed to the Board of Directors ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... HIV Infection Drug Market and Pipeline Insight is a ... infection and the number of deaths due to AIDS has ... the globe. It has been estimated that the death rate ... with the rates for children being even much lower. A ... has been the improved access to antiretroviral drugs and therapy ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... Aug. 18, 2014 Dyadic International, Inc. ... patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop, ... the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme ... Registration Statement on Form 10 with the U.S. ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/CL06708LOGO ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iCo Therapeutics Announces Positive Oral Amphotericin B Study Results 2iCo Therapeutics Announces Positive Oral Amphotericin B Study Results 3SQI Diagnostics Announces Investor Conference Call with Dr. Allan Pronovost 2SQI Diagnostics Announces Investor Conference Call with Dr. Allan Pronovost 3Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 2Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 3Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 4Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 2Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 3Dyadic International Files Form 10 Registration Statement 4
... , , , , ... Elbit Imaging,(NASDAQ: EMITF ) ("Elbit Imaging" "Company") announced ... - 60%, and Gamida,Cell - 28%; both on a fully diluted ... such subsidiary in a public offering on the,Tel Aviv Stock Exchange ...
... , LIVERPOOL, ... operations of Cambian healthcare Noel Tracey to lead ... Noel has more than 15 years, experience of ... private sector. In his previous role as,director of operations at ...
... DIEGO , Feb. 1 BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ... fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 after the ... Alan D. Gold , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Kent ... call at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, February ...
Cached Biology Technology:Elbit Imaging Evaluating Establishment of a Subsidiary to Hold its Bio-Tech and Medical Investments 2Elbit Imaging Evaluating Establishment of a Subsidiary to Hold its Bio-Tech and Medical Investments 3Elbit Imaging Evaluating Establishment of a Subsidiary to Hold its Bio-Tech and Medical Investments 4Elbit Imaging Evaluating Establishment of a Subsidiary to Hold its Bio-Tech and Medical Investments 5Noel Tracey to Head Up Gray Healthcare Recovery Team 2BioMed Realty Trust to Report 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results 2
... Cell Dissociation Buffers are membrane-filtered ... salts chelating agents and cell-conditioning agents ... balanced salt solution or Ca2+- ... dissociation of mammalian cells from support ...
Request Info...
Request Info...
...
Biology Products: