The Brazilian Congress is currently considering a change to its constitution that would be a major blow for the recognition of indigenous rights in the country.
By Chris Lang In June 2012, REDD-Monitor wrote about a company called Carvier Limited. The company was offering 3 million “Sustainability Credit Units” from an area of forest in Brazil. Carvier Limited was a scam.
By Chris Lang “Credit cards that help the planet.” That’s the sales pitch from a company called Sustain:Green. With the company’s new biodegradable credit card you can “Fight climate change”, “Fund rainforest preservation”, and “Reduce your carbon footprint”.
Founded in October 2011, the Rio de Janeiro Green Exchange (Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro, BVRio) is a market for trading “environmental assets”, including carbon credits, forest credits, industrial effluent credits, tire disposal credits, and recycling credits.