A journalist recently quoted me as saying that to address climate change, we should keep fossil fuels in the ground. So far, so good. But he added that we should then invest heavily in renewables like wind, solar, hydropower and even nuclear, as if this was my opinion.
The access road to the Amaila Falls hydropower dam in Guyana’s forest is already under construction. The project is one of those listed in President Bharrat Jagdeo’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. Potential financiers of the hydropower project include the China Development Bank, the China Railway First Group, the InterAmerican Development Bank and the Norwegian Government.
REDD in Cambodia. Three things make Sarah Milne, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, uncomfortable about REDD credits: Unchecked government power, the erosion of Indigenous rights, and violence against environmental defenders.
By Chris Lang Carbon Market is a timber company, registered in France in May 2009. The company imports timber from Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gabon.
By Chris Lang In September 2019, the President of the Republic of Congo, Dénis Sassou Nguesso, flew to Paris to meet Emmanuel Macron, France’s President. Macron signed a letter of intent committing US$65 million to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) to protect the Republic of Congo’s forests.