Month: September 2006
Awards highlight grassroots fight against desertification
Two grassroots groups - a collective of nomads fighting desertification in Mauritania and a Colombian initiative that promotes sustainable water use in the Andes - were the winners of this year's United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa prize.
Carbon credit sale helps rainforest communities
Bolivia received $25m for the sale of carbon credits it had earned by protecting an area of Amazon rainforest from logging, thus preserving the 'carbon sink' that the trees provide for atmospheric carbon, in the first ever such deal for the impoverished South American country.
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