REDD-Monitor’s round-up of the week’s news on forests, the climate crisis, REDD, and natural climate solutions. For regular updates, follow @reddmonitor on Twitter.
Greta Thunberg’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week is important. This is the first time, as far as I’m aware, that Thunberg has said, in so many words, that carbon offsets are not a solution to the climate crisis.
In September 2007, a paper by a group of Brazilian researchers was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The title was “Regional climate change over eastern Amazonia caused by pasture and soybean cropland expansion”.
In the latest issue of the World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, Jutta Kill writes that the COP 25 UN climate negotiations held in Madrid in December 2019, “will be remembered as the moment where the UN and conservation industry discourse and propaganda over REDD+ were replaced by the new forest conservation fad: Nature-Based-Solutions”.