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Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in Malawi

Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in MalawiWhile tree planting and forest conservation has been at the centre of the Forestry Department of Malawi since 1976, deforestation seem to have gained more ground within the same period. These noble efforts have been frustrated by the increased bare grounds in the country side, especially on the periphery of the growing towns and cities.…
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People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi

People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi“My forest, my life” echoes as the theme for the National Forestry Season for 2013/14 in a Malawi, a country reputed to have the highest deforestation rate and land degradation on the African continent. Illegal charcoal production, wanton cutting down of trees and encroachment in protected forests have destroyed the picture of the once lush miombo forests of the country.…
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UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change Summit

UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change SummitHow can the UN avoid a repeat of the disastrous Copenhagen summit in Mexico?

In the wake of the unsuccessful climate change conference held in Copenhagen last year, another summit is to be held in Cancun, Mexico this December. Intent on not ‘getting it wrong’ a second time, a series of meetings are to take place in the run up to Cancun, to discuss, deliberate and streamline negotiations.…
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