Conservation Gone Wrong: Converting Tibet’s Qinghai Plateau into a National Park

This is an example of conservation gone wrong. Very, very wrong. Conservation strategies that involve forced displacement of rural, land-based and Indigenous communities are nothing new and stem from a twisted worldview in which humans and nature have… Read More

Xapuri Declaration: ‘We Reject Any Form of Climate Colonialism’

Originally published at Redd-Monitor.org Note: The Xapuri Declaration is posted below in full in English and Portuguese. From 26 to 28 May 2017, a meeting took place in Xapuri, in the state of Acre, Brazil. The meeting brought together… Read More

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

World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “Has Not Saved a Single Hectare of Forest”

Originally published at Redd-Monitor.org:   The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is supposed to help countries in the Global South reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It was launched at COP 13 in Bali in 2007…. Read More

IFC Launches US$152 million REDD Greenwashing Bond for Mining Corporation BHP Billiton

Originally published at Redd-Monitor.org:   By Chris Lang Yesterday, the World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Financial Corporation launched a US$152 million bond aimed at supporting REDD and carbon trading. The deal demonstrates just about everything that’s… Read More

Larry Lohmann: “The Problem is Not ‘Bad Baselines’ But the Concept of Counterfactual Baselines Itself”

Originally published on Redd-Monitor.org:   BY CHRIS LANG In June 2016, I wrote a post based on a paper published in the International Forestry Review titled, “The ‘virtual economy’ of REDD+ projects: does private certification of REDD+ projects… Read More

Salvadoran Roundtable on Climate Change Urges Government to Abandon REDD

In September 2016, the El Salvador Round-table on Climate Change released a statement urging the government to abandon its REDD plans. The statement is posted here in full, and is available in Spanish here. Statement of the Salvadoran Round-table… 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

Three Short Films Showcase Power of Indigenous Struggles for Justice in Southeast Mexico

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) is proud to present the following three documentaries for you to view and share. GJEP‘s Executive Director, Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle (Gallery Director) worked on two of the three films listed below which… Read More