In a letter to the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Thai Climate Justice Working Group rejects the latest draft of Thailand’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP).
The Thai Climate Justice Working Group has written a very critical short paper about the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposal for Thailand. Both the process of producing the R-PP and its content are deeply flawed.
Last week, activists delivered a letter to Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, urging her to “stop prosecuting Thai citizens who are engaged in public campaigns for agrarian reform, and to give urgent priority to redistributive land reforms and equitable resolution of the land conflicts”.
Last year, emissions of carbon dioxide increased by 3.2% to 31.6 billion tonnes, according to figures released by the International Energy Agency. Fatih Birol, IEA’s chief economist told Reuters that, “[T]he trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius (towards the end of this century), which would have devastating consequences…
A recent report from Northern Thailand provides a fascinating insight into the farming system of a Karen indigenous community. The report was produced by members of a Karen community in Chiang Rai province, in cooperation with the Northern Development Foundation and Oxfam Great Britain.