»TFG Briefing Note on Proposed CA AB 32 Regulations

»Brazil’s Emerging Sectoral Framework for Reducing
Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

»The Oslo Climate and Forest Conference
Interim REDD+ Partnership Adopted May 27, 2010

»REDD+ in the Post-Copenhagen World: Recommendations for Interim Public Finance

»Borneo Clouded Leopard Conservation Update

»REDD Reality-check: The challenges of putting potential into practice in Africa

»COP15 REDD+ Facilitator, Tony La Vina, Proposes Way Forward

»Change. Hope. Tropical Forests.

» Source and Sink: One Year. A Poet’s Perspective on a Year of Tropical Deforestation.

» TFG paper explores the range of private sector financial tools to conserve tropical forests

»Governors Sign Historic Deforestation Accord

» Re-Energizing REDD

»The Problem: Tropical Deforestation

» The Solution: REDD

» As World Steps Forward to Help Save Tropical Forests, US Retreats

» To Bali in 21 sets of Brackets

» Coral Reefs

»Trees Make Delegates see REDD

»Victory Lap

» A History of Climate Change and Tropical Forest Negotations

» Carbon Karma

»High Speed, Low Drag

» Interview With Salil Shetty

» Soy You Wanna Be An Environmentalist

» Interview With Elsa Esquivel Bazan


December 4, 2010

Can RED Hot California Heat Up A Sedated Cancun

In his concession speech after the 2010 mid-term elections, President Obama said that prospects for meaningful US climate change legislation are doubtful and will be for years.

With the US and the international community unable to take even modest steps to combat global warming, the State of California has stepped up in a big, big way. Despite record unemployment rates and deficits, California voters trounced a measure that would have suspended AB
32, California’s landmark climate change law. California’s AB 32 cap and trade program will soon be the biggest market for compliance emission reductions outside of Europe.
In the wreckage of the Copenhagen talks and the new political landscape in America, California is the most dynamic jurisdiction for climate change implementation in the world. More…

November 30, 2010
TFG AB 32 REDD Briefing Report
TFG’s briefing note on proposed cap and trade regulations in California highlights the critical signal California sent when it endorsed RED as the first international sector likely to generate compliance credits.

Read it here.


March 4, 2010

Justification and Recommendations for a
 UNFCCC REDD+ Mechanism

The Tropical Forest Group has released a 10-page report, “REDD+ and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Justification and Recommendations for a UNFCCC REDD+ Mechanism. ” This report is an elaboration of TFG’s February 2011 submission to the UNFCCC process under the Cancun Agreements. The report provides a context for key developments within and outside the UNFCC process on REDD+, calls for the immediate creation of a new UNFCCC REDD+ Mechanism, and suggests key components for such a mechanism. (Read TFG’s report calling for a new UNFCCC REDD+ Mechanism here).