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A company called Bradlodge Corporate Trading is cold calling people who have been scammed into buying carbon credits as investments. Bradlodge Corporate Trading’s boiler room conmen tell people that their company can sell their carbon credits. For an advance fee, of course.
PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) is an Indonesian palm oil company, with a land bank of more than 140,000 hectares. Of this the plantable area is 96,528 hectares, of which 44,143 hectares has so far been planted. The company is currently clearing forest in West Papua to make way for a further 40,500 hectares of oil palm plantations.
In a recent message to REDD+ Partners and observers, the co-chairs of the REDD+ Partnership write, “We work under the assumption that the Partnership work program ends in Lima.” Will the REDD+ Partnership close down after its meeting in November 2014?
Earlier this month, more than 100 people flew to Peru to take part in a meeting in the Hilton Hotel in Lima. While they were there, “they demonstrated that innovative climate finance models can help protect forests and mitigate global climate change”.
“How bad does a company have to be before an arts organisation refuses to be associated with it or take its money?” This question was posed recently by Platform, a UK-based organisation that campaigns (amongst other things) against art sponsorship by oil companies.
On 22 May 2014, Thailand’s Royal Thai Armed Forces launched a coup d’état and set up a junta with the appropriately Orwellian name, the National Council for Peace and Order.
Five years ago, the European environment commissioner Stavros Dimas warned that biodiversity loss posed a threat as serious as climate change. But the EU continues to lose biodiversity.
In recent years, Brazil has massively reduced its rate of deforestation. Understanding how these reductions came about is important if similar successes are to be achieved elsewhere.