REDD

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing countries

Deforestation and forest degradation are significant causes of climate change, accounting for nearly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions every year. Accelerating deforestation also threatens the world’s biodiversity, imperils the 60 million indigenous people who are entirely dependent upon forests for their physical, cultural and spiritual needs and disadvantages some 1.6 billion people who are heavily reliant on forests and other trees … A market REDD mechanism will create the climate regime’s biggest loophole, risking humanity’s ability to tackle climate change … more here

Speakers on REDD

Dedy Ratih, Jambi & Kalbar, Indonesia

Defense of the territories and natural resources in Chiapas and the massive invasion of REDD projects
Gustavo Castro, FoE Mexico

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)
Chris Lang, World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
http://www.redd-monitor.org

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus (REDD+)
Noriko Shimizu, Friends of the Earth Japan

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