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

Buffalo Infringement Festival: Free Documentary Showing on Indigenous Peoples, Forests Aug. 2 @ ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery

BUFFALO – Join Global Justice Ecology Project and ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art on Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a free movie showing featuring three short documentaries focused on the environment and indigenous peoples of Latin… Read More

Promoting Cutting Trees to Store Carbon? It’s 1984 All Over Again

NOTE: GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann and Daphne Wysham of SEEN co-founded the Durban Group for Climate Justice in 2004.  Daphne is an expert on climate policy and carbon trading.   Promoting cutting trees to store carbon! It’s… Read More

North American and Amazon Forest Lungs Shutting Down

Via Climate Nexus: Trees might suck a little less – The power of North American forests to become an effective mechanism to absorb carbon from the atmosphere could diminish due to global warming. According to a study in Ecology Letters,… 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

After Industrial Forest Conversions, Parts of Indonesia on Brink of Ecological Collapse

From The Jakarta Post: Java and other portions of Indonesia are experiencing a rapid increase in ecological disasters like floods and landslides as their forests have been decimated by industrial influence. Unruly permit issuance and rapid extractive industry… Read More