Papua New Guinea’s politicians hypocritically claim to be saviours of the rainforest, while allowing forest destruction to continue.
REDD in Cambodia. Three things make Sarah Milne, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, uncomfortable about REDD credits: Unchecked government power, the erosion of Indigenous rights, and violence against environmental defenders.
By Chris Lang Carbon Market is a timber company, registered in France in May 2009. The company imports timber from Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gabon.
On 1 February 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s forests were dealt a double blow. First, DRC’s Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, reinstated three illegal logging concessions covering an area of 6,500 square kilometres. Second, DRC’s president, Joseph Kabila, signed off on three oil exploration concessions covering a huge area of Mai Ndombe province, including…
In 2007, sustainable forest management was written into the definition of REDD in the Bali Action Plan. Ten years later, the main funder of REDD, the Norwegian government, has commissioned a review of sustainable forest management.