E.U. pushes for logging in forest conservation program mongabay.com

11 November 2009

Without safeguards to protect natural forests from conversion to plantations and industrial logging, REDD may fail to deliver promised reductions in emissions, warns a coalition of activist groups. 

Members of the Ecosystems Climate Alliance (ECA) say that the latest version of the UNFCCC's text for REDD promotes “sustainable forest management” (SFM) over protection of primary forests. ECA is concerned that the lack of a clear definition of what constitutes SFM could leave forests open to industrial logging.