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.
Deforestation of tropical forests could significantly reduced rainfall, having negative impacts for people living in tropical regions, according to research published in Nature.
REDD+ aims to deploy market forces to combat deforestation and land degradation. But is it working, and should we really put a price on trees and forests? Tara O’Shea from the Code REDD scheme argues it’s the best way forward.
40 years of the LANDSAT satellite celebrated in five iconic pictures. NASA’s prized satellite has been a key tool for climate scientists revealing deforestation patterns and the gradual disappearance of polar ice.
The latest international climate change news, debate and video from RTCC.
This week’s photo of the week, the plight of disappearing woodland.
Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia offers a clear call for action for every country, business and individual ahead of the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
As changes to Brazil’s Forest Code are approved by the country’s Chamber of Deputies, campaigners call on President Dilma Rousseff to veto the law and protect the country’s iconic forests.
In the eighth of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio Club reports RTCC is hosting, Irini Roumboglou finds out how efficient wood stoves are helping to tackle the problems of deforestation and desertification in Nigeria.