Larry Lohmann works with a small solidarity and research organisation called The Corner House. Over the years he’s written many articles about climate change and carbon trading.
Carlos Klink, secretary of the climate change unit at Brazil’s environment ministry, recently told Bloomberg that Brazil would use REDD credits generated in the country to meet its own emissions targets. Where does that leave California, which is considering using REDD credits from the Brazilian state of Acre?
Governors from 22 states have signed the Rio Branco Declaration, committing to reduce deforestation by 80% by 2020. If they receive a guarantee of “adequate, sufficient, and long‐term performance‐based funding”, that is.
The debate about whether REDD credits should be included in California’s cap-and-trade scheme continues. This week, a group of social and environmental NGOs wrote to Jerry Brown, California’s governor, opposing REDD and requesting a meeting with Brown and Mary D. Nichols, the Chair of the California Air Resources Board.
Here’s another letter to California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, opposing REDD offsets in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). This one is from 12 environmental and social organisations from Brazil, South Africa, and Europe, and from Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network.
In April 2013, Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (FoE ATALC) wrote to California’s Governor, Jerry Brown to oppose REDD offsets in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).
Last week, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth-US, Sierra Club California and 24 other environmental and social groups sent a letter to California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, urging him to keep REDD carbon offsets out of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB-32).
On 22 April 2013, the No REDD in Africa Network sent a letter to Jerry Brown, Governor of California, opposing the inclusion of REDD offsets in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, AB-32.
More than 40 international organisations have signed on to a declaration of solidarity with the opposition of organisations in Acre and Brazil to REDD credits in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).