Morning summary: Oregon, Washington,California and British Columbia agreed to efforts to cut CO2; UK House of Lords rejects 2030 decarbonisation bill
Report into Amazon deforestation levels calls for greater focus on the role of global consumption in driving land degradation
Climate change is responsible for more than half the changes detected in the world’s vegetation, researchers say, and human activities for only about a third
Government becomes latest to join private sector partnership to reduce deforestation as efforts through the UN continue to be mired in red tape and controversy
Climate change and deforestation fund receives new donations from Norway, Germany and Finland
COP18: Jessica Boyle from the IISD outlines what progress needs to be made on negotiations relating to REDD+ at the UN climate summit
Milton Nogueira Silva, Executive Secretary of the Climate Change Forum of Minas Gerais region in Brazil says positive action seen on deforestation in Brazil stems from community engagement
Market for carbon credits from forests needs to be signed off at COP18 if innovative finance mechanism has a chance of success
CBD COP11: Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia and Argentina argue REDD+ discussions should be left to UNFCCC conference
Local knowledge in Indonesia is filling crucial gaps in data for climate scientists
Deforested land used to grow palm oil, soya bean and other crops releases huge levels nitrous oxide and methane into the atmosphere
Biofuels have been charged with devastating large tracts of forested land – but their successors could change that perception for good
Growing global demand for beef and edible oils have bumped arable land under cultivation to a 532 million hectares in recent decades.
Rural communities depend on forests for food, medicine, water and a place to live. This photo gallery illustrates the variety of services rainforests in the Amazon and Congo provide
Did you know that over a quarter of modern medicines come from tropical forest plants?
What are the main benefits of forests and how can they help deal with climate change?
A new report by UNEP and Interpol says the black market for timber, which accounts for 15-30% of the sector worldwide, hampers environmental programmes and sustainable development.