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Elizabeth Kahurani
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  • Kenya
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Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

How much would REDD+ boost Philippines forest budget?

REDD+ could provide a huge financial boost to forest conservation plans in developing countries like the Philippines. A new study titled, Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus (REDD+) in the Philippines: will it make a difference in financing forest development? shows that if the country was to reduce the rate of…See More
Oct 5, 2012
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

How can smallholder farmers participate and benefit from the growing carbon market?

Until recently, smallholders have been unable to take advantage of the world’s growing carbon market, which is based on organizations selling the carbon they capture – for example through tree-planting – to countries or companies which wish to offset their own emissions. The difficulty of producing the minimum volumes required by the trade, the cost of registering projects and measuring carbon stocks, a lack of business skills – these are among the factors which have prevented smallholders from…See More
Jul 23, 2012
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

Please join us! ICRAF - ASB Partnership Events and publications at COP 17

With the theme: Climate-smart must be livelihood smart too, we welcome you to participate in our events in Durban at COP17 as follows (http://www.asb.cgiar.org/icraf-asb-partnership-cop-17 ): Side event – Making climate smart agriculture work for the poorThursday 1 December 20111.15-2.45pmInternational Convention Centre, Room: Apies RiverWhile there is tremendous potential in NRM for development, mitigation, adaptation and more…See More
Nov 27, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani joined Mike Shanahan's group
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Nov 14, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

Conservation that promotes a green economy

As countries like Indonesia consider strategies for a policy to implement the REDD+ mechanism, evidence is increasingly pointing to the need for an all-inclusive approach as opposed to establishing and exclusively focusing on protected areas.  In a recent study, ASB Partnership scientists looked at opportunities for a green economy and preservation of unique habitat that exist in the diverse landscape of Sumatra. Here, you find a mosaic of villages that seat at the base of the natural forest…See More
Nov 3, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

Is China on track in forest recovery? Look again at the finer details

Here are some reasons why Jianchu Xu and other scientists from the Worldagroforestry Center (ICRAF) and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins are not celebrating yet the news that China is making a turnaround on forest loss:-     Majority of the new forest cover is from regenerated natural forest and monoculture plantations of non-native trees - Plantations generate less leaf litter and other…See More
Sep 26, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

It can be done: practical lessons from countries that have stopped deforestation

Reports on insufficient efforts to curb high deforestation rates in the wake of stalled international negotiations on how to reverse the trend mostly spell a bleak future climate for developing countries. Read how a new report sends out a clear positive message that the trend can be reversed and not only explains what needs to be done to…See More
Jul 28, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

EU's Science for Environment Policy: Hidden carbon emissions from trade offsets impacts of reforestation

Featured on the weekly issue of the European Commission’s Science for Environment Policy DG Environment News Alert Service is ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins research that provides new perspectives to guide a wholesome approach to efforts on reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation.The research introduces a concept called Emissions Embodied in Trade (EET) which calls for countries to account for emissions not just…See More
Jul 18, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani posted a blog post

Capturing Emissions Embodied in Trade

In developing countries, commodities meant for export contribute to land use change responsible for emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and agriculture.  This factor needs to be considered within the REDD+ framework in the form of a concept that scientists working with ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (World Agroforestry Centre) are calling Emissions Embodied in Trade (EET). Agricultural productivity and effective policies of reforestation and forest protection have…See More
Jul 4, 2011
Elizabeth Kahurani is now a member of Climate Change Media Partnership
May 4, 2011

Profile Information

What is your name?
Liz
What organisation do you work for?
The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for the Tropical Forests Margins
What country are you based in?
Kenya
Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
We work at the interface of science and policy, with a focus on developing solutions and approaches that can improve mitigation and adaptation efforts including REDD+. We have sites in Central America, Southeast Asia and the Congo Basin
What is your telephone number?
+254 721 537 627
Do you have a Skype account?
liz.kahurani
Which languages can you give interviews in?
English
What is your website address?
http://www.asb.cgiar.org
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail so the administrator can decide whether to approve your membership
I have five years as a Research Communications professional, bridging scientists, the media and policy makers. I synthesize scientific evidence and simplify it for better understand to non-scientific audiences.

Elizabeth Kahurani's Blog

How much would REDD+ boost Philippines forest budget?

REDD+ could provide a huge financial boost to forest conservation plans in developing countries like the Philippines. A new study titled, Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus (REDD+) in the Philippines: will it make a difference in financing forest development? shows that if the country was to reduce the rate…

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Posted on October 5, 2012 at 10:43

How can smallholder farmers participate and benefit from the growing carbon market?

Until recently, smallholders have been unable to take advantage of the world’s growing carbon market, which is based on organizations selling the carbon they capture – for example through tree-planting – to countries or companies which wish to offset their own emissions. The difficulty of producing the minimum volumes required by the trade, the cost of registering projects and measuring carbon stocks, a lack of business skills – these are among the factors which have prevented smallholders…

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 15:16

Please join us! ICRAF - ASB Partnership Events and publications at COP 17

With the theme: Climate-smart must be livelihood smart too, we welcome you to participate in our events in Durban at COP17 as follows (http://www.asb.cgiar.org/icraf-asb-partnership-cop-17 ):

 

Side event – Making climate smart agriculture work for the poor

Thursday 1 December 2011

1.15-2.45pm

International Convention Centre, Room: Apies River

While…

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Posted on November 27, 2011 at 21:12

Conservation that promotes a green economy

As countries like Indonesia consider strategies for a policy to implement the REDD+ mechanism, evidence is increasingly pointing to the need for an all-inclusive approach as opposed to establishing and exclusively focusing on protected areas.  In a recent study, ASB Partnership scientists looked at opportunities for a green economy and preservation of unique habitat that exist in the diverse landscape of Sumatra. Here, you find a mosaic of villages that seat at the base of the natural forest…

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Posted on November 3, 2011 at 22:00

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