Letter from COPINH to World Bank: “We reject the fraudulent REDD+ process” in Honduras

On 10 February 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH) wrote to the World Bank in protest against the REDD readiness process and the implementation of REDD in Honduras. This is the latest in a series of letters protesting about the FCPF’s activities in Honduras.

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Independent Evaluation Group review of the FCPF: “World Bank needs a high-level strategic discussion on its overall approach to REDD”

Independent Evaluation Group review of the FCPF: World Bank needs a high-level strategic discussion on its overall approach to REDD

In August 2012, the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank published a review of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The review reveals some of the major flaws behind the FCPF and recommends that the World Bank needs to re-think its approach to REDD.

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REDD in Honduras: Still no agreement between Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Hondurans and the government

On 8 February 2012, the Indigenous Peoples Confederation of Honduras (CONPAH) wrote a letter to the State Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment, about the lack of consultation relating to the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility in Honduras. Six months later, the problems have still not been resolved.

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Bad for the climate, risky for farmers, good for the World Bank: Andrew Steer’s proposal for “success in Durban”

Bad for the climate, risky for farmers, good for the World Bank: Andrew Steer's proposal for success in Durban

Andrew Steer, the World Bank’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, was asked in June 2011 what he thought would make the upcoming UN climate meeting in Durban a success? His response provides a fascinating glimpse into how the world is utterly failing to deal with the coming climate catastrophe.

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World Bank’s Benoit Bosquet on REDD: “It’s probably good to take the time to get things right”

World Bank's Benoit Bosquet on REDD: It's probably good to take the time to get things right

The “ultimate goal is to jump-start a forest carbon market”, the World Bank announced in 2007, at the launch of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facitily. A “jump-start” is a way of starting a car with a flat battery. After four years of trying, perhaps it’s time to accept the fact that there’s no point jump-starting the forest carbon car when the wheels have fallen off.

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Can REDD save the Mabira forest in Uganda?

Can REDD save the Mabira forest in Uganda?

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, recently announced that he would allow the destruction of 7,100 hectares of the Mabira Forest to make way for sugarcane plantations. If REDD is to mean anything in Uganda, it has to provide some sort of mechanism for preventing this sort of destruction. So far, there is no sign that this is the case.

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