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Elizabeth Kahurani
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  • Nairobi
  • Kenya
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What is your name?
Liz
What is your job title?
Communications Officer
What organisation do you work for?
ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins
Website
www.asb.cgiar.org
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Forests
What languages do you speak?
English, Swahili
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I am a Research Communications Professional, for about 3 years I have worked with population and health scientists to get research evidence out to the media and it has been such a rewarding process with increased media coverage of almost 80% for the organization i previously worked with. . I am now working with climate change research and I hope to raise the level of awareness and stimulate the action that the subject deserves by interacting with journalists and together learning how best to communicate this technical subject in a manner that interests the policymakers and the public.

Elizabeth Kahurani's Blog

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

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…

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Posted on September 26, 2011 at 18:56

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… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 17:31

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…

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Posted on July 18, 2011 at 16:21

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