A new report by Greenpeace critiques the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force for its promotion of REDD as a sub-national offset mechanism, that will allow pollution in California to continue.
Yesterday 33 California-based organisations wrote to California’s Governor Jerry Brown requesting that international forest carbon offsets be excluded from California’s cap and trade system.
Greenpeace has launched a consultation document on REDD safeguards. Called “Forests & People First”, the initiative proposes a set of minimum safeguard standards for REDD and other forest and climate programmes.
Today, Indonesia’s president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is giving a policy address at CIFOR on the theme “Forests in the Future We Want”. He’s painting a rosy picture of the way Indonesia has addressed the problems that the forest sector caused in the past.