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Betty Rabar

Betty Rabar is a former Publications Officer with the World Agroforestry (ICRAF). She coordinated all aspects of publications from concept through to editing, proofreading, printing and dissemination. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Knowledge and Information Management from the London Metropolitan University, UK and has worked as a communication and publishing professional in a number of international non-governmental organizations.

REDD+ and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The rainforest nation is taking steps to improve links between the two mechanisms. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the world’s second-largest rainforest nation, with about 150 million hectares of forests, equivalent to almost 70% of the...

From Paris to Marrakech: forests, climate change and REDD+ in Southeast Asia

The implications of international agreements on the ten countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their extensive forests was explained at an Experts Dialogue in Indonesia   The Paris Agreement is a global deal...

Climate-smart landscapes: can REDD+ create them?

To help farmers, governments and companies adapt to a changing climate, researchers have been studying different ways of ensuring any given landscape can be ‘climate proofed’. At Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, SNV and the World Agroforestry Centre shared some...

swidden, landscape

Key lessons for REDD+ schemes in swidden landscapes

Most forests are rich in ‘natural’ resources but they are also rich because local people have enriched forests through their knowledge and practice, such as in shifting cultivation, or swidden. Understanding how this works is critical for any...

REDD+, equity, publications

Equity and REDD+: are we there yet?

The global scheme to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from deforestation and degradation plus conservation needs equitable distribution of both costs and benefits if it is to achieve its goals   Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions—and hence limiting global warming—by slowing or...

Jayawijaya Low-Emissions Development Working Group public consultation Wamena

Papuan local wisdom works with scientific knowledge to reduce greenhouse gases

Jayawijaya regency in central Papua province, Indonesia, is combing local ecological wisdom with scientific technical support to devise low-emission development through land-use plans   The Baliem Valley in central Papua has no road access and was only ‘discovered’...

Ambassador Skoog (L) and Mr Levrans Yarisetow

A village in Papua sets out to save the world

A small, remote village in Papua province, Indonesia, wants to share the knowledge it has gained to help slow climate change, beginning with the ambassador of the European Union   The village of Wambena, clinging to a clifftop...

Customary leader Wambena Mr Levrans Yarisetouw

Papua is ready but the world isn’t

Home to a vast area of natural forests considered critical to slowing climate change, Papua province in Indonesia is ready to develop a ‘green economy’ but the world isn’t ready to invest   Committed to retaining 80% of...

Peru launches its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) plan for agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture, Peru, has unveiled its plan for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) at the UN climate talks currently underway in Lima. The Peru agriculture NAMA, titled the iNAMAzonia, is landscaped-based and aims to create the...

Uncertainties of scale affect REDD+ schemes

Maps used to determine tree cover as part of schemes to reduce deforestation have errors owing to scale and pixels. These can be corrected, say Betha Lusiana and colleagues   By Robert Finlayson   The ability of a...

cocoa, agroforestry, Cameroon, extension

How to reduce, and adapt to, climate change at the same time

Researchers now understand the conditions necessary for reducing the rate of climate change and those needed to help humans and ecosystems adapt. Both can be done together, thanks to a new ‘analytical framework’   By Elizabeth Kahurani  ...

Migrants, land and deforestation in Indonesia

Internal migrants in Indonesia have shifted land arrangements, resulting in both social and ecological damage: land conflicts increase along with deforestation. This complex relationship has been underplayed in the REDD debate, say Gamma Galudra, Meine van Noordwijk, Putra...

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