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REDD: 1/19 of 19

Amazon forest

Conservation can only work by putting a value on forests

Ben Caldecott

29th November, 2011

REDD+ type projects to protect rainforests face many obstacles but we should not give up on market-based solutions, says Ben Caldecott from the investment bank Climate Change Capital more...
A forest community

Warning over REDD projects excluding rural poor from forests

Tom Levitt

16th June, 2011

Global study finds forests provide one-fifth of household income in rural communities and says access for them should be prioritised in REDD-type conservation projects more...
Peatland

UN forest protection plans failing because of land scarcity and demand for food

Tom Levitt

24th January, 2011

REDD-type forest agreements ignore indigenous populations and are seeing a scramble for forest 'carbon credits' by governments and individuals, warns study more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...
Blue sky with clouds

Cancun: your five-minute guide to the COP16 climate change conference

Vi Nguyen

25th November, 2010

Following the hype and failure of last year's Copenhagen COP15 summit, the Ecologist outlines what's on the agenda at the forthcoming COP16 Cancun conference – and assesses the chances of progress...
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Ecuadorian Rainforest

Lack of forest definition ‘major obstacle’ in fight to protect rainforests

Kara Moses

20th October, 2010

In the second in our series examining REDD we report how ambiguous forest definitions are putting the future success of forest protection schemes in doubt and allowing logging companies to destroy biodiverse habitats more...
Tropical deforestation

Fears of corruption as REDD forest-protection schemes begin

Lynn Morris

13th October, 2010

Misunderstandings and scepticism around schemes that pay countries to protect their forests are rife, with fears that without proper policing it will be a magnet for organised crime and corruption more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Deforestation

Growing conflicts over Tanzania's 'charismatic carbon'

Thembi Mutch

7th September 2010

The country's forests are at the centre of a new global scramble to 'buy up' carbon, but as Thembi Mutch reports, is the process really going to benefit the environment or people? more...
Pidie, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

I applaud Norway's $1bn funding offer to Indonesia. But where will that money go?

Professor William Laurance

2nd July, 2010

Norway's $1 billion of anti-deforestation funding to Indonesia is nothing short of amazing. But we should watch very carefully to see whether the money reaches the right pockets... more...
Amazon rainforest

Protecting rainforests shown to reduce poverty

Ecologist

28th May, 2010

Introduction of measures to protect rainforests and ecosystems in Costa Rica and Thailand over the past 40 years have improved the livelihoods of the local population more...
Amazon rainforest

Why only the Amazonians can save the rainforest

Nicholas Bruschi

11th May, 2010

'Saving the rainforest' has been a battle-cry of the environmental movement since its inception. But just what does that mean, how does it work, and who exactly does the 'saving'? more...

REDD: 1/19 of 19

Chopping logs

Atlantic Rising: Liberia faces choice between deforestation and REDD

Tim Bromfield

11th January, 2010

If alternatives to deforestation like REDD do not arrive soon Liberia's remaining rainforest cover is likely to go the same way as its neighbours in Cote d'Ivoire more...
copenhagen map

'There's a lot of money looking to get involved in REDD'

Phil England

15th December, 2009

In an interview at Copenhagen, Bill Barclay of the Rainforest Action Network explains why the huge amount of money behind forest carbon schemes could lead to the tail wagging the dog more...
Forest people

Protecting forests AND the rights of forest peoples

Laura Sevier

8th December, 2009

The plans currently under consideration for saving forests might help the trees, but they could ride roughshod over indigenous communities. Here are some ways to change that more...
Does a tonne of fossil carbon equal a tonne of biological carbon?

All carbon is not born equal

Eric Marx

17th November, 2009

Are we risking serious problems if action to tackle deforestation assumes that a tonne of tree carbon is the same as a tonne of fossil carbon? more...
Dan Box

Conmen are already selling dodgy forest carbon

Dan Box

16th October, 2009

Fancy some forest carbon, guv'nor? Only one careful owner... Dan Box explains why a cautious approach to deforestation schemes would be wise more...
Investigations

Reducing carbon emissions from deforestation

Mark Anslow

1st March 2009

We can all agree on what the problem is, it’s settling on a solution that’s the difficult part. Mark Anslow explores the complicated world of deforestation more...
forestslg.jpg

Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...

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