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Frances Seymour
Distinguished Senior Fellow . Lead author of 2016 book, Why Forests? Why Now? Tweets are my own views.
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Frances Seymour Apr 25
We're still losing....tropical primary forests, that is -- an area the size of Belgium last year. Visualize this loss on today, and think about the heartbreaking impacts of such loss in real places around the world.
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Frances Seymour Apr 17
A Long Bet on the Future of Indonesia's Forests: new article on the REDD+ project in Central Kalimantan:
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Frances Seymour Mar 12
Indigenous peoples are the best stewards of tropical forests: 1.5-minute radio story airing today thanks to
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Frances Seymour Feb 21
Indonesia reduces ; Norway to pay up. Breaking my Twitter hiatus to share my blog on this good news for REDD+:
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Frances Seymour Jun 27
Check out the nine Working Papers prepared as backgrounders for the , taking stock on the state of play on the forests and climate agenda:
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Frances Seymour Jun 27
...and for an analysis of the mostly-bad-news contained in the numbers, see this blog by my awesome colleagues Mikaela Weisse and :
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Frances Seymour Jun 27
The runaway train of deforestation: we've got a brick on the accelerator, and a feather on the brake. New blog on :
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Frances Seymour Jun 26
Looking forward to today's program at the . Check it out on the livestreams. We have an extraordinary assembly of speakers and participants gathered for the discussions!
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Frances Seymour Jun 20
Spent the last 3 days learning a ton about at an amazing conference in Oxford: Their unappreciated value for climate & devt; how to define and monitor; threats; local political complexities; & global policy opportunities.
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Frances Seymour 20 May 18
. -- Many thanks! Let's all strive for in our efforts to reduce : Not so impatient that we cut corners on safeguards, but not so patient that we allow laggards to drag their feet.
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Frances Seymour 20 May 18
. -- Thanks for the shout-out, and to colleagues for making me look good in Accra last week General Assembly. View animated Deforestation Story here:
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Frances Seymour 2 May 18
"...economists [who think of climate change as an energy issue] need to read Seymour and Busch's Why Forests? Why Now?..." Book review by in Asia Pacific Economic Literature
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Frances Seymour 21 Apr 18
How forests are like Cinderella, with global climate action as Prince Charming. New blog just in time for :
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Frances Seymour 21 Mar 18
Why should city-dwellers care about urban, nearby, and faraway forests? New blog celebrating International Day of Forests' theme of Forests and Sustainable Cities:
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Frances Seymour 2 Feb 18
Smiles all around today in Jakarta as the International Peat Mapping Team was announced as the winner of the $1 million Indonesian Peat Prize:
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Frances Seymour 30 Jan 18
The Indonesian Peat Prize will be awarded Friday!
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Frances Seymour 23 Jan 18
Pope’s message to Amazonia inspires hope, but will it bring action? via
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Frances Seymour 23 Jan 18
Why saving forests should be a global priority -- a Q&A on the occasion of the in Davos: Thanks to
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Frances Seymour 16 Jan 18
And see our new blog on why action on forests is more urgent and important than ever, with a round up of highlights from 2017:
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Frances Seymour 16 Jan 18
Our book, Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change is now available for free download in pdf format:
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