Posts Tagged ‘ deforestation ’

Major decline in illegal logging

Jul 15th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story

Illegal logging in the world’s forests has fallen by nearly a quarter since 2002, according to the most thorough analysis yet.

The London-based thinktank Chatham House says consumer pressure, legal restrictions by importing countries and media attention have all contributed.

Some important forest countries such as Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia have seen much larger cuts.

Saving forests five times better than carbon capture for climate action

Oct 10th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, Top Story

WWF Sweden is urging its government – holding the current EU Presidency – to get behind an effective international agreement on halting forest loss as a key and highly cost effective measure on climate change.

“Sweden should follow the examples set by its northern neighbors in developing systems to halt deforestation,” said WWF CEO General Lasse Gustavsson. “One Swedish krona to stem deforestation results in the same emissions reductions…