Reuters has reported that the state of California has signed an agreement with the Indonesian Province of Aceh to purchase carbon credits from the Ulu Masen forest ‘offset’ scheme.
World Rainforest Movement released the following statement earlier this month. The statement challenges some of the assumptions underlying the current negotiations on REDD. It can be downloaded as a pdf file (1 MB) by clicking on the image to the left.
In a new response to the ‘Eliasch Review’, the London-based Overseas Development Institute has warned that ‘capacity strengthening’ of long-neglected forestry institutions in order to undertake REDD programmes could take ‘decades’.
This week, International Tropical Timber Council failed to reach a decision on forests and climate. The “Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation on REDD” took place in the Philippines. Australia referred in gushing terms to Indonesia’s efforts to address climate change and tensions were reported between landowners and the government in PNG. Nicholas Stern praised the Prince’s…
The government of Papua New Guinea has warned that NGOs and carbon traders will be prosecuted if they start developing REDD activities without its permission. In a strongly worded public notice, the Office of Climate Change and Carbon Trading in Port Moresby has said that,