Articles tagged as: Editorial & Opinion

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Legitimate REDD Players Should Welcome Brazilian Action Against Carbon Cowboys

December 20, 2012

Legitimate carbon projects have long been wrongfully tarnished by the actions of bad players acting outside the recognized carbon community. Now Reuters reports that the Brazilian government is taking action against one alleged “cowboy” – a move that should be embraced by everyone trying to do REDD right. ...

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Talking Tenure: a report from RRI’s 12th Dialogue on the Forest, Governance and Climate Change

November 23, 2012

RRI's recently held 12th Dialogue on the Forest, Governance and Climate Change brought about discussions about one of the most outstanding topics in forest carbon, tenure, as well as RRI's preliminary efforts at an International Forest Tenure Facility. ...

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600-Strong Coalition Says No REDD Campaign Is Way Off-Target

November 19, 2012

The Amazon Working Group, which, represents roughly 600 social movement organizations across the Amazon Basin, has made a rare public denunciation of a recent anti-REDD campaign underway in California. The small group of NGOs who launched that campaign, the coalition says, simply haven’t done their homework....

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Greenpeace: Protecting The People, Not The Polluters

October 2, 2012

This is a response from Greenpeace to Dr. Daniel Nepstad’s critique of Greenpeace’s report, Outsourcing Hot Air, that criticized a carbon finance program initiated by California and involving other subnational entities. Read Dr. Nepstad’s critique here.     ...

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Greenpeace Report Threatens Climate Change Mitigation And Tropical Forests

September 26, 2012

Dr. Daniel Nepstad, a scientist and member of the California REDD Offsets Working Group, responds to a recent Greenpeace report that criticizes two climate change initiatives claiming they will at best have a neutral impact on the atmosphere. Nepstad says if these initiatives survive to implementation, they will recognize and reward nations with high...

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Brazil at the Crossroads

June 3, 2011

The following article is reproduced with permission from the blog EDF Talks Global Climate. View the original post here. This past week I could have sworn I was back in the 1980s, based on the news coming out of Brazil....

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The Hypocrisy of Land-Use Accounting

April 5, 2011

Climate talks have resumed in Bangkok, with several familiar sticking points.  One issue that has overstayed its welcome is the debate over how developed countries should account for carbon stored in and released from their farms, forests, prairies, and bogs.  Current rules let them decide which types of land use they will account for and ...

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On the Blog: Voluntary Carbon Fills Compliance Void

February 18, 2011

NOTE: This article appeared first on EKO-ECO Blog.  You can view the original here....

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2010: the Year in Forest Carbon

December 31, 2010

REDD took payments for ecosystem services mainstream this year as everyone formed an opinion on the ability to slow climate change by harnessing carbon markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.   But for all the sound and fury, there was surprising little action on the global stage.

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US Senate Leaves Massive Body of Legislation – and Countless Landowners – in the Lurch with Climate Cop-Out

July 26, 2010

The US Senate’s failure last week to even consider a climate bill hurts us all – and not just because of continued damage to the atmosphere.  Rainforest people around the world will suffer lost income, as will US farmers and forest landowners.  Here is a overview of all the legislation left in the lurch....

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The New FCP: Forging the Global Forest Carbon Community

February 22, 2010

Market squares and meeting halls have long provided places for buyers and sellers to swap not only bids, offers, and products, but also ideas. Now Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal does the same, with a user-generated community-oriented upgrade that puts control in the hands of participants.    ...

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Environmentalists, Financiers Commemorate Decade of Forest Trends

May 23, 2009

Former US Vice President Al Gore and a diverse group of conservationists, indigenous people, financiers, policy-makers, and civil servants met in Washington, DC, at the end of April to commemorate the first decade of Forest Trends, which was launched in 1999 to help preserve the world's ecosystems by fostering an understanding of nature's true value to our global economy.

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