Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa

10/20/2014; 49 minutes

Across Africa, a new scramble for natural resources is underway, and Cameroon is in its crosshairs. Thomas Smith, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA, describes how the best science available is being leveraged to identify new protected areas in the face of resource extraction and climate change. He also describes the unique effort to build the Center for Integrative Development in Central Africa. Finally, he discusses a new initiative in Cameroon to reduce global emissions by avoiding deforestation in Cameroon, using emissions fees paid by climate gas emitters in the developed world. Recorded on 04/30/2014. (#28627)

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