Livestock and silvopastoral systems in Latin America: how to measure the greenhouse gases

Researchers are sharing knowledge about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock and include silvopastoral systems in national climate-change reporting

People matter for peat

Better management of Indonesia’s vast peatlands, some of the biggest and most efficient carbon stores on the planet, which have been extensively degraded, means working with the people who make their living from them.

Finding long-term solutions for degraded peat land: video

A video has been released that documents research in Jambi Province, Indonesia on how best to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from land use on peat, including intercropping oil palm and other crops.   A video released by the World...

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Agroforests are reducing carbon losses from Jambi, Indonesia

Land-cover change is accelerating, while carbon loss is decelerating in Jambi Province, Sumatra. This is according to a paper published in Regional Environmental Change by Grace Villamor, Robert Ponstius and Meine van Noordwijk, which also states that this...

Lucerna, women, role-play game

Indonesia set to reduce emissions from landscapes not just forests

International plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation have proven difficult to implement in Indonesia. Nationally appropriate mitigation actions look like being the way to go, say Meine van Noordwijk, Fahmuddin Agus, Sonya Dewi, Herry Purnomo, Betha...

Bad news for international bio-energy regulators

A team of scientists has found that bio-energy crops such as oil palm can ‘swing’ the balance of their greenhouse-gas emissions depending on how the crop is managed. International regulators concerned with reducing emissions will have to look to the...