Wildlife Works Carbon's REDD
projects aim to slow deforestation in developing and emerging countries.
But as official delegates applauded REDD
in Cancun's plenary halls, grassroots activists in the streets were staging protests against the policy.
He is worried the Kalimantan REDD
project could be yet another such project.
Roker, who performs on six tracks, displays signature finesse and wit, while Redd
plays drums on three cuts, including an engaging, calypso-inspired take on Duke Ellington's Purple Gazelle.
There is a risk that Australian companies could be fooled into thinking they are being green buying REDD
offsets on a future carbon market, when a lack of transparency and poor forest management may mean that carbon emissions are really leaking from forests into the atmosphere.
While it is now becoming clearer that, in the long run, environmental sustainability is a prerequisite for development and growth, and that no country can do well if its natural resources are depleted, putting REDD
into operation will not be easy.
The Bali Conference of Parties in 2007 established a REDD
working group and tropical deforestation was included in the Bali Action Plan, foreshadowing its inclusion in the post Kyoto climate agreement (UNFCCC 2007).
Only six developing countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, and South Korea) have institutions with trained forest carbon experts connected to the UN system, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, while 94 have absolutely no technical or institutional capacity for REDD
Although funding towards REDD
will likely take many different forms, one option that is often discussed is to link REDD
to carbon markets in developed countries.
The few environmentalists who expressed support for REDD
during the Kyoto talks became mired in bitter shouting matches with their peers.
This Article posits that indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities can garner international attention, funding, and support by cooperating closely with public and private entities that have mutually invested interests in REDD
Payements for environmental services, forest conservation and climate change: Livelihoods in the REDD