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Controlando el cambio climático y protegiendo el medio ambiente

This first publication, of AD/COL/I21 program of UNODC, aims to disseminate the basic knowledge and the answers about global climate change, greenhouse gases and the history of worldwide concern about global warming. It explains the organization and significance of the Convention United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto´s Protocol and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

The book mentions that CDM projects contribute the sustainable development of the host country because they produce social, economic and environmental benefits. It emphasizes that forestry CDM projects are an opportunity to control climate change and protect the environment.

These allow the production of wood and other products that generate sustainable economies for associated communities. Forest plantations ensure the protection of soil, water resources and biodiversity.

Finally, the document includes frequently asked questions about the development of CDM forestry.