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Santo Domingo.- The Environment Ministry and Germany’s  International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) on Thursday signed an agreement to design and implement a “comprehensive environmental compensation mechanism” nationwide, to reduce the impacts of climate change, by  showcasing sustainable forest management activities.

In a statement, the two agencies said the mechanism aims to cut emissions based on a comprehensive, sustainable and transparent approach. “In a first phase, the project will be carried out in the North Yaque River basin and subsequently extended to other parts of the country.”

Environment minister Bautista Rojas and GIZ program Senior Adviser Lazlo Pancel signed the agreement to “develop technical actions to estimate Dominican Republic’s potential to sequester carbon.”

The officials signed the 5-year agreement at Monte Plata province’s (east) National Biodiversity Park, which is being reforested to reach Environment’s goal to plant 11 million trees this year.

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15 comment(s)
Written by: BLANCO, 18 Oct 2013 9:33 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Can someone translate this into english
Written by: foresthill, 18 Oct 2013 9:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic
The Germans will assit with reforestation for something in exchange.
Written by: RoyStone, 18 Oct 2013 9:52 AM
From: Australia
Feral peasant squatters are damaging the Dominican environment much faster than climate change.
Written by: foresthill, 18 Oct 2013 9:55 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I agree with you however they vote and they will keep the PLD in power if they don't get pushed of to quickly.
Written by: guillermone, 18 Oct 2013 10:37 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
I thought we were doing pretty good with our reforestation program, but I guess there is always room for improvement. Nevertheless, Germany does a great job protecting their forests. There people are severely penalized if caught cutting down a tree. In the DR offenders get a slap on the wrist.
Written by: danny00, 18 Oct 2013 12:53 PM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Penalized? .....when one General sends his troops into the Black Forest cutting down the trees so their General can make his money...,,Just like the Fence that ended up as Scrap from the Airport in Santo Domingo.... The trees end up as Computer Paper and some to Make Stuffed Teddy Bears.... The seals love Clapping for the Bears... (Inside Joke)
Written by: lmartinez, 18 Oct 2013 1:58 PM
From: United States, NYC
llegaron los alemanes , sabelotodo , siempre dique lo de ellos es lo mejor .
Written by: guillermone, 18 Oct 2013 2:11 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"......siempre dique lo de ellos es lo major."

Lo ma mejol............
Written by: RoyStone, 19 Oct 2013 4:00 AM
From: Australia
How's the 7 million promised new trees going - gone already?
Written by: guillermone, 19 Oct 2013 9:29 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
How's the 7 million promised new trees going - gone already?

It been turned into charcoal and some Haitians are peddling down the street.
Written by: RoyStone, 20 Oct 2013 12:30 AM
From: Australia
I don't think they were even planted, guillermone
Written by: guillermone, 20 Oct 2013 12:40 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
" don't think they were even planted, guillermone"


You got the became charcoal even before it was planted.
Now you know we are in trouble.
Written by: papagayo, 25 Oct 2013 4:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic
for every tree/twig planted,. 50 have been cut for charcoal or cleared for agriculture. i do not want to hear about any more trees planted.
i want to see the good old trees protected,
Written by: guillermone, 25 Oct 2013 10:02 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"i want to see the good old trees protected,"

Now that is definitely another excellent way to approach the problem.

Which follows the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth more then a pound of cure"

Lets keep what we have. There is no need to reinvent the wheel or make a better mousetrap.
Written by: sweetbabyj, 26 Oct 2013 11:43 AM
From: United States
The first thing would be get a areial water tanker to put out the fires in remote areas. The second would be to teach teh people about trees and how they benifit the country. Third would be to teach people not to drop all the trash on the ground which ends up in the watershed and finaly for every tree cut down 25 planted
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