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UN Climate Change-Deforestation Policy Co-Opted by Industrial Loggers/Tree Farmers

The international effort to incorporate forestry and deforestation in a successor to the Kyoto Protocol climate change agreement are being railroaded by industrial tree plantation and logging companies, threatening the substance and integrity of policies being considered as part of the REDD–Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, according to a UK-based social and environmental watchdog.

Climate Change Accords, Tree Plantations & Human Rights

With organizations and representatives around the world gearing up for key international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December, the experience of industrial tree farming in South Africa highlights the perils and pitfalls associated with hammering out a more comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated accord.