With Deforestation Increasing in Brazil, Will Norway Ask For Its $1 Billion in REDD Money Back?

By Chris Lang Originally Published at Redd-Monitor.org   On 29 November 2016, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released its estimate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for the period August 2015 to July 2016. It’s not… Read More

The Aviation Industry Plans to Cheat the Climate with Offsets

Originally published by Redd-Monitor.org: Today, in Montreal, the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation starts. One of the agenda items is ICAO’s response to climate change. The industry’s preferred option is to continue expanding, to continue… Read More

Governor Ayade’s Contradictions on REDD in Cross River State, Nigeria

Via REDD Monitor: This week, Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, the governor of Nigeria’s Cross River State, will be in Guadalajara, Mexico taking part in the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Annual Meeting. The aim of the GCF is… Read More

The World Bank ‘Provisionally’ Approves the Democratic Republic of Congo’s REDD Programme

Originally published on Redd Monitor By Chris Lang Last week saw the 14th meeting of the Carbon Fund, part of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. At the meeting Costa Rica and the Democratic Republic of Congo… Read More

A Recipe for Burning the Planet. Cooked up by Kevin Conrad and the Aviation Industry

By Chris Lang Originally Published at Redd-Monitor.org For the past 10 years, Kevin Conrad has been working to push a carbon trading mechanism called REDD through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Last year, he turned his… Read More

NGOs call for the Swedish Energy Agency to cancel carbon Credit Purchase from Green Resources’ Monoculture Plantations in Uganda

 By Chris Lang 11 March 2016 Courtesy of Redd-Monitor.org Yesterday, a group of NGOs wrote to the Swedish Energy Agency calling for the Agency to cancel its contract to buy carbon credits from Green Resources’ plantations in Uganda. Green… Read More

Deforestation is increasing in the Mai Ndombe REDD project area. And the project still sells carbon credits

 By Chris Lang The Mai N’dombe REDD project in the Democratic Republic of Congo covers about 300,000 hectares of forest. Project documents claim that without the project, the forest would be logged, and that communities in the area… Read More

Another 19 Carbon Credit Boiler Room Scams Bite The Dust

 Originally published on Redd-Monitor.org. By Chris Lang 11 February 2016 On 3 February 2016, the High Court in London ordered 19 companies into liquidation, following an investigation by the Insolvency Agency. One of the companies is CNI (UK) Ltd,… Read More

REDD is dead. What’s next?

Originally published by Redd-Monitor.org. By Chris Lang A new paper in Conservation Biology starts with the following sentence: “Increasingly, one hears furtive whispers in the halls of conservation: ‘REDD+ is dead; it’s time to cut our losses and… Read More

The Jari Amapá REDD project, Brazil: Greenwashing illegal logging, a pulp mill, and a 48-year-old land grab

Originally published by Redd-Monitor.org.  By Chris Lang The Jari Amapá REDD+ project covers an area of 65,980 hectares in the Jari Valley in the state of Amapá, Brazil. The project is run by three companies, one of which,… Read More