Last week, articles covered a report by the Rights and Resources Intiative, forest destruction in Indonesia and the UK, more on the Eliasch Review and a new climate trust fund in Indonesia. Meanwhile, The Guardian asks whether Canopy Capital’s activities in Guyana are really “win-win”.
A dramatic new advertising campaign by US-based NGO Conservation International (CI) depicting the destruction of tropical rainforests as being like diseased human lungs could serve to further deepen confusion about the causes of deforestation.
In a new paper published today, Alain Karsenty of CIRAD – the Paris-based International Centre for Cooperation on Agroforestry Research and Development – says that forestry credits could create a huge surplus of carbon allowances by allowing ‘non-additional’ credits into the market.
A round up of media coverage of REDD over the past seven days. It’s been a busy week. IUCN’s World Conservation Congress ended at the beginning of the week. During the Congress, The Forests Dialogue released its position on REDD. The Eliasch Report came out on Tuesday.
Conservation campaigners were misled into believing that the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) supported the inclusion of ‘avoided deforestation’ credits within the the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) ahead of Tuesday’s vote in the influential Environment Committee of the European Parliament.