Mayur Resources threatens to sue following the cancellation of the Kamula Doso REDD concessions by the PNG Forest Authority.
By Chris Lang Papua New Guinea’s National Forest Authority has cancelled Mayur Resources’ proposed REDD project in Western Province. The proposed project was a revival of the failed Kamula Doso Improved Forest Management Carbon Project, started in 2009. Mayur Renewables, a subsidiary of Mayur Resources, was the Project Developer of the REDD project.
By Chris Lang A recent report by the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australia Institute found that “avoided deforestation” projects do not represent genuine emissions reductions. In most cases the areas were not under any threat of being cleared. Avoided deforestation projects generate about 20% of the Australian government’s main climate change policy.
By Chris Lang Australia suffered devastating fires between September 2019 and February 2020. About 7.4 million hectares of forest was burned, mainly in New South Wales and Victoria. The fires released 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide – significantly more than the 530 million tonnes of CO2 that the country emits each year.