Carbon markets rotten at the core!

The rules on the UN Paris Agreement’s Article 6 will define the extent to which carbon markets will undermine the already insufficient commitments by governments to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. False solutions like REDD have brought conflict to communities and falsely blame peasant farming for deforestation while corporations continue to destroy forests at large scale. Oil companies and the conservation industry are promoting a new version of these false solutions, now called “nature-based solutions” or "natural climate solutions". These are not solutions to the climate crisis because they do not address the real causes– the burning of fossil carbon that maintains capitalist growth. They also fail to address the real causes of large-scale deforestation and harm the livelihoods of millions of people for whom forests are not landscapes but territories of which they are part and on which they depend for survival.


Say no to the false solutions!
Leave the fossil carbon in the ground!

 

REDD+: A Scheme Rotten at the Core
REDD+ has shown to be a big failure for the climate, the forests and forest peoples, but many international agencies and governments continue to support it. This article takes a look at its continued inability to halt deforestation and the fundamental flaws of the main international REDD+ initiatives
Misguided funding: Green Climate Fund support for REDD+
Despite the government of Brazil announcing cutbacks to action against deforestation, the Green Climate Fund awarded US$ 96 million for alleged emission reductions in the Brazilian Amazon. These avoided emissions in part exist only on paper; and the Fund is set to approve more funding for trading of REDD+ credits.
Indonesia: Fate of Fishing Villages in the Climate Crisis and the Failure of ‘Blue Carbon’
Blue Carbon (or Blue REDD+) appeared as a new carbon offset scheme between emissions and carbon absorption in coastal territories. However, organizations in Indonesia warn that the Blue Carbon initiative is a strategy to change the coastal and marine territories into tradable assets.
OLAM Palm Gabon pretends to use the Forest Definition to implement its ‘Zero Deforestation’ pledge
The Singapore-based OLAM company has secured access to 500 thousand hectares of land in Gabon to set up large-scale oil palm plantations, a country with 85% of forest coverage. How can OLAM then claim to follow a “zero deforestation” commitment?
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