Ecosystem Services - Announcements
New data and methods paint clearer picture of emissions from tropical deforestation
A team led by researchers at Winrock International has developed an estimate of gross carbon emissions from tropical deforestation for the early 2000s that is approximately one third of previously published estimates and represents just 10 percent of total global anthropogenic carbon emissions over the time period analyzed. The findings of the team, led by Drs. Nancy Harris and Sandra Brown of Winrock, are published in the June 22 issue of the journal Science
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Winrock showcases carbon science measurements at COP16 on Forest Day
Over the past decade, the Ecosystems team at Winrock
International has been a leader in the development of credible accounting methodologies
used to calculate reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions due to project activities. Winrock
experts were present at the 16th Conference of the Parties
(COP) in Cancun, Mexico, and were selected to present
scientific posters at the expo on Forest Day, December 5, 2010.
Winrock presented significant findings from its study on a New Estimate of Carbon Emissions from Land-Use Change.
Forest Day – organized by the Center of International Forestry Research
(CIFOR) – is a respected platform for sharing and exchanging
ideas and views concerning forests and climate change.
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Dr. Sandra Brown Receives Nobel Diploma
Winrock International senior scientist Dr. Sandra Brown recently received
her diploma for her significant contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former
vice president Al Gore in December 2007.
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