Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about an offer posted on LinkedIn of 1.5 million vintage REDD credits from Mato Grosso, Brazil. The REDD credits were being offered by Charles Mauro, the CEO of two companies, REDD-Carbon and Iceus Global. REDD-Monitor asked Mauro some questions about the REDD credits.
A recent report from Friends of the Earth International takes a further look at the Australian-funded Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership. The report looks at the social and environmental effectiveness of the KFCP project and concludes that forest carbon offsets are a false solution to climate change.
In 2007, Barnabas Suebu, the Governor of Papua, was named as one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. “We have to save the forests before it is too late. If we do that, we can help save the planet and alleviate poverty at the same time,” Suebu said.