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  • Reply to: Forest and climate-smart development in the Democratic Republic of Congo   2 weeks 1 day ago
    I am replying on behalf of DANIELA GOEHLER:

    Acacia (primarily Acacia auriculiformis, with a small portion of Acacia mangium) was chosen for this program for a number of reasons. It grows quickly and can rapidly provide wood for fuel and building, with the goal of taking pressure off natural forests and providing income streams for local communities. It belongs to the Fabaceae plant family, and like other plants in this family, it fixes nitrogen in the ground through its roots which boosts soil fertility and can help increase growth of food crops, like lemons and oranges, which are planted alongside in this project. The trees also reduce erosion and act as wind-breaks. The project area is primarily on anthropogenic savanna - areas that have been degraded by human activities such as shifting cultivation patterns, livestock grazing or fire. By providing an alternative source of fuel, food and livelihoods, it can help conserve the biodiverse tropical forests of the area. As is standard practice, this project completed an environmental and social impact assessment prior to implementation.
     
  • Reply to: A new front in the climate fight: innovative finance   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Nice feature! For more information on how the issue of green bonds was tackled at this year's G20 Think 20 Summit in Germany, please read the following blog "This Year’s G 20 Think 20 Summit in Germany: Its Most Underrated Discussion is Why We Don’t Have Global Solutions Yet": https://medium.com/@NovikovaYelena/this-years-g-20-think-20-summit-in-germany-its-most-underrated-discussion-is-why-we-don-t-have-a7accf4c9ef9
    It contains some lovely quotes from Simon Zadek, Aldo Romani and Vikram Widge among other things :)

  • Reply to: A new front in the climate fight: innovative finance   1 month 1 week ago

    Je suis heureux d'apprendre cette nouvelle ,j'ai une ONG qui lutte contre le changement climatique.pouvez vous être mon partenaire ?

  • Reply to: Why We Must Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation Efforts   2 months 1 day ago

    I agree totally with your position that the Organised Private Sector holds both the handle and key to climate action, but I have always asked this question. How do we get them to properly understand this in Nigeria?

  • Reply to: Why We Must Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation Efforts   2 months 4 days ago

    This is a very informative write up. I strongly agree that the private sector hold the key to a successful climate action. While all individuals have a role to play, no doubt the burden whether locally, nationally and internationally will be "common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities". Locally, Governments are an inextricable part of the response equation because they have to provide a transparent framework and platform for local actions. But for the private sector, internalizing the cost of action will be a major mechanism for a successful climate action.