This paper considers developments to date in the UNFCCC and in the REDD+ partnership and provides analysis on possible future options for REDD-plus, agriculture and land use.

The greenhouse gas emissions levels are now around 14 per cent above where they need to be in 2020 shows this UNEP report developed by 55 scientists from 22 countries. Warns that if nations do not act promptly, the emissions are likely to be at 58 gigatonnes in eight years' time.

The purpose of this guide is to assist developing country negotiators and others involved in the negotiations on REDD-plus.

Growing cash crops is not a new thing in Indian tradition, but considered in the context of efficient land use, food- & fodder security, environmental- & ecological security, and of course the socio-economic security land use changes for growing cash crops that are incompatible to all or most of such factors definitely becomes a matter o

Successive New Zealand governments have failed to adopt effective climate change policies. A positive, albeit limited, step was taken with the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme in 2008, a scheme founded on a framework of comprehensive coverage, applying to all sectors of the economy and all Kyoto gases, addressing the challenge of creating an emissions trading scheme tailored for a country characterised by large forest sinks and substantial agricultural emissions. Amendments in 2009 created significant changes in the way the scheme operates.

The synthesis and assessment is prepared in two parts. Part I provides information to allow comparisons of GHG inventory data across Annex I Parties, as well as descriptions of common methodological issues. Part II provides a preliminary analysis of individual Annex I Party inventories.

This note seeks to map where agriculture will be discussed both specifically and more indirectly at the forthcoming Bonn Climate Talks. It is indicative rather than exhaustive and is meant to help participants follow agenda items of relevance to agriculture.

Following the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, in 2011, international climate policy has taken a

Human-driven land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) is one of the most important causes for depletion of biodiversity. Few studies have been undertaken to spatially identify the natural areas prone to LULCC and hence biodiversity loss. This article describes a geospatial modelling technique using a combination of drivers of LULCC, spatial distribution
of LULCC and topographic impedances for change in hotspot. A study has been carried out to establish the model. The model has shown that the natural areas having high population density in the vicinity are highly prone to LULCC.

We study the regional variation of temperature trends (warming or cooling) over Western India and the contribution of land-use and land-cover (LULC) changes towards this warming or cooling based on temperature datasets of 37 years (1973–2009). The contribution of LULC to the warming or cooling is estimated based on deviation in temperature in the observation and reanalysis datasets. The observed temperature dataset indicates that Western India is getting warmer by 0.13°C per decade. This warming is the combined effect of increase in concentration of greenhouse gases and LULC changes.

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