| Apr 19 2017

Gerhard Dieterle, one of the founding fathers of the Forest Investment Program, in conversation with the CIF about his life and career in forestry.  

My childhood shaped much of my career and my choices in life.  I grew up in a small, 150-person village in the Black Forest in Germany.  It was nine years after the war.  Like many people in developing countries now, we could only survive with subsistence agriculture. We had a cow, 12 chickens and a pig.

Following in My Father’s Footsteps

In the News | Apr 18 2017

Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.

Feature Story | Apr 12 2017

Across the globe, demand for wood products is increasing and expected to quadruple by 2050. This trend is exacerbating deforestation and forest degradation. But it also presents an opportunity for a better approach to farming and managing forests.

Chinese culture has endured for thousands of years.  Unknown Ming court artist, 1538AD
In the News | Apr 10 2017

The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up?

Power Grid will make an equity contribution of $135 million for the transmission project that entails evacuation of power from the solar power plants to the grid. Photo: AP
In the News | Apr 07 2017

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to give a 20-year loan of $175 million to Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd to finance a proposed $450 million transmission project for transferring power from new solar power parks to the grid.

ESAR CARRION/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
In the News | Apr 03 2017

Climate change was to blame for a devastating mudslide that washed away large swaths of the town of Mocoa in southwestern Colombia, leaving more than 250 people dead, according to the country’s president and its senior United Nations official.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
In the News | Mar 30 2017

Norway's greenhouse gas emissions will fall to around 1990 levels by 2020, the government said on Wednesday, far from original goals of deep cuts for an economy struggling with high emissions from oil and gas.

Hellshire Beach, Jamaica (Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation)
In the News | Mar 28 2017

Pollution and warmer temperatures have killed reefs off the shore of Hellshire Beach, allowing waves to pound it and wash away the sand.

Amazonas has some of the dirtiest and most expensive electricity in the country (Pic: Flickr/Monica Posada)
In the News | Mar 27 2017

Bids have been invited for a renewable power auction in May, to wean the Amazonas region off reliance on fuel imports.

A Sudanese woman fills water bottles held by a young boy in North Darfur state. Within two decades 600 million children will be in regions enduring extreme water stress. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images
In the News | Mar 22 2017

Unicef report says climate change and conflict are intensifying risks to children of living without enough water, and that the poorest will suffer most.

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