Climate Expert says “We’ve Blown It… But Pessimism is Not Acceptable” recently published a piece titled, Naomi Oreskes on climate change: “We’ve blown it… but pessimism is not acceptable” by Justin Catanosa. Oreskes is the Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard… 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

Carbonballs: How Carbon Neutral Investments made Newcastle United “carbon positive”

By Chris Lang Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about the closure of 19 companies in the High Court in London. The companies sold more than 5 million carbon credits to retail investors, for more than £36 million. Hundreds of… Read More

Another 19 Carbon Credit Boiler Room Scams Bite The Dust

 Originally published on 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 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

WATCH: Global Alliance Against REDD and for Life United Nations Press Conference

Representatives from the Global Alliance Against REDD and for Life and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) held a press conference denouncing the REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) climate scheme at the COP21 climate conference in Paris,… Read More

Sept 21: International Day Against Tree Plantations

From World Rainforest Movement September 21st 2015 International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures Focus on social and ecological devastation of oil palm plantations Among all of the main monoculture tree plantations for industrial use such as eucalyptus,… Read More

World Forestry Congress Redux: Final Blog Post from WFC in 2009

9 September 2015.  By Anne Petermann In this blog post, I am reprinting a blog that I wrote at the conclusion of the last World Forestry Congress which I attended in Buenos Aires in 2009.  Inside that sterile… Read More

GJEP Analysis of Events Around the World Forestry Congress in Durban

Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project was in Durban South Africa from September 5-12 for the Civil Society Alternative events organized in parallel with the XIV World Forestry Congress. Petermann attended the XIII WFC in Buenos… Read More

Photo Essay from Chiapas, Mexico Exposes Problems with REDD

Chiapas, Mexico: From Living in the jungle to ‘existing’ in “little houses made of ticky-tacky…” All photos by Orin Langelle, Global Justice Ecology Project Photo Caption: Young girls play in Amador Hernandez, an Indigenous community in the Lacandon Jungle… Read More