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Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010
An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

Final day at Climate Change COP16 - so what's happening?

Fri, 10/12/2010
With just over 24 hours to go until COP16 in Cancún closes how are the negotiations progressing? Are we getting closer to a fair, ambitious and legally binding global deal on climate change?

Debate heating up on biofuels – BirdLife’s November 2010 Round Up

Wed, 08/12/2010
Biofuels are any kind of fuel derived from living things. In principle, they are a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels like oil and coal. It is also estimated that emissions from burning biofuels are broadly comparable to the amount of the gas absorbed from the atmosphere when the biofuel plants are grown. Sounds great. Right? Sadly not...

The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo competition

Wed, 01/12/2010
The World’s Rarest project team is delighted to report a fantastic response to The World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition which closed at the end of August.

Climate Change negotiations to begin in Cancún

Mon, 29/11/2010
Negotiations begin today in Cancún on how the world should mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The seven hot issues for the Cancún climate talks

Fri, 26/11/2010
The need for urgent action on climate change, as governments gather for COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, is greater than ever.

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010
Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010
Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan