Al Jazeera reports on “carbon pirate”, David Nilsson, in Peru

Al Jazeera reports on carbon pirate, David Nilsson, in PeruAl Jazeera recently picked up the story about David Nilsson’s questionable REDD carbon trading activities in Peru. REDD-Monitor has been following this story since April 2011 when Indigenous organisations AIDESEP and COICA produced a statement condemning Nilsson and demanding that the public prosecutor’s office intervene by expelling Nilsson from Peru.

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Controversy surrounding Australia’s Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership REDD project deepens

Controversy surrounding Australia's Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership REDD project deepens

Recently an Evaluation Team spent two days looking at Australia’s Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership project. Local communities from the project area and Indonesian NGOs wrote to the Governor of Central Kalimantan Teras Narang pointing out the inadequacies of the Evaluation and the ongoing problems with the project.

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“This project has been a total failure,” says Australian Senator Christine Milne about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

When it was launched in 2007, Australia’s Kalimantan Forest Carbon Partnership was going to be “practical climate change action that could deliver immediate and tangible benefits”. But five years later, the project has little more to show for the A$30 million spent than 50,000 tree seedlings planted.* That’s 0.05% of the target of 100 million trees.

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Disagreement on REDD finance during the “stalemate” climate negotiations in Bonn

Disagreement on REDD finance during the stalemate climate negotiations in BonnLast year, emissions of carbon dioxide increased by 3.2% to 31.6 billion tonnes, according to figures released by the International Energy Agency. Fatih Birol, IEA’s chief economist told Reuters that, “[T]he trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius (towards the end of this century), which would have devastating consequences for the planet.”

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