Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9.

Forests offer a one-time opportunity to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Approximately 20% of the emissions reductions needed by 2020 to prevent global temperatures rising above 2oC can be achieved by reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, conserving forest carbon stocks and enhancing forest
carbon stocks through afforestation and reforestation.

Leading European Union (EU) members are pressing either for agreement to a

The boreal forests, one of the largest carbon stocks on earth, will not be able to respond to global warming by migrating northwards. Massive forest dieback, causing runaway warming, is a more likely scenario.

Policy-relevant results of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) are sensitive to a number of uncertain assumptions that govern model simulation of the climate, society, and the policy response to climate change. Uncertainties remain in understanding of the rate and magnitude of climate change, the nature and severity of climate impacts, and the ability to cope with those impacts.

The purpose of this guidebook is to serve as guidance for those interested in developing a land-use change and forestry projects and bioenergy projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. It also provides material on the voluntary markets.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC by its decision 9.CP.2, 3/CP.5 and 18/CP.8, requested that Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) submit national inventory data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by sources and removals by sinks.

This State of Forest Report 2009 is the eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India. Shows that India's green cover during the period 1997-2007 had grown by 3.13 million hectares. For the first time, India's forests have been mapped into 16 forest type groups and forest & tree cover has been estimated with due consideration to altitudinal levels.

The surface ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle, absorbing approximately one quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and other human activities. As more and more anthropogenic CO2 has been emitted into the atmosphere,

This is the summary of State of Forest Report released today. The eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India estimates that India's forest and tree cover in 2007 is 78.37 million ha (23.84% of India's geographical area). This is an increase over the previous assessment.