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International Group Garners First Voluntary Carbon Offsets for Reforesting Peruvian Amazon with Native Species

Discussion and debate concerning the merits and demerits of proposed UN REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other avoided deforestation and reforestation schemes continues in the run-up to negotiating a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC’s 15th Conference of Parties in Copenhagen this December. Touting the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of their particular sustainable forestry…

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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.