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No to REDD+ in El Salvador!

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

The Climate Change Committee in El Salvador has sent respective notes to the Bonn Challenge Secretariat, the UN-REDD Secretariat, and the...

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REDD+ in Central America: it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

This text is an initial attempt to understand the dynamics of development and implementation of REDD+ projects in Central America...

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“10 things communities should know about REDD” booklet available in Swahili and Lingala

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

The main goal of this booklet is to inform communities about the serious problems that a REDD project can cause for the communities...

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REDD Realities: two publications that show what REDD means for communities

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

Two publications show how REDD undermines forest peoples’ rights, fails to address deforestation and puts the blame for deforestation...

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The Racist Colonial Roots of Western Forest Conservation: A look into a REDD project in Kenya

Posted on May 9, 2016

It would be both ahistorical and apolitical to not firmly locate the roots of the western concepts of nature conservation to the colonial...

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Forests to the highest bidder in Nigeria: how REDD proves unable to stop deforestation

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

The rainforests of Cross River State, southeast of Nigeria, have been recognised for many years as being globally important for their...

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Bribris: a people never conquered who are standing up to REDD

Posted on Feb 5, 2016

Continuous cycles of rebellion and resistance have characterized the history of a people living in the Costa Rican South Caribbean. Every...

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The Lima Declaration: To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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REDD Alert! How REDD+ projects undermine peasant farming and real solutions to climate change

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

Agriculture is increasingly being discussed at high level forums on climate change that promote different programmes which they claim will...

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Two bright shining lies teaming up: Certification roundtables and REDD+

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

    Certification has been described as the brightest of bright shining lies of the sustainability movement. And in recent...

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How REDD+ projects undermine peasant farming and real solutions to climate change

Posted on Oct 29, 2015

A new joint publication by GRAIN and the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) looks at the dangers for peasant communities from one of the main...

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The Durban Declaration against REDD

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

The Global Coalition Against REDD in alliance with the No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN) and supported by many international organizations...

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Genetically engineered eucalyptus trees approved in Brazil. How long before we see GE tree monocultures in REDD?

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Last April, the commercial use of GE eucalyptus trees was approved in Brazil, despite the strong local resistance and evidence of GE...

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Call to Action to reject REDD and extractive industries

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Once again, the world’s governments will meet at the end of this year within the United Nations convention framework to supposedly...

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What do the criticism of the Pope’s encyclical by carbon market and REDD proponents reveal?

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

The new Pope Francis’ “Laudato Sí” encyclical addressing the ecological crisis, particularly the climate crisis, has been...

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To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Jul 30, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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To reject REDD+ and extractive industries to confront capitalism and defend life and territories

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

Due to the UN climate negotiations -COP20- and the Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, over 100...

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Tropical Forestry Action Plan+30: The FAO and the World Bank are at the center of another false solution to the forest crisis: REDD and Climate Smart Agriculture

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

    30 years ago, during FAO’s World Forestry Congress in Mexico in June 1985, the Tropical Forestry Action Plan (TFAP)...

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Safeguarding Investment: Safeguards for REDD+, women and indigenous peoples

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

The meaning of the term “safeguards” depends on who uses it and in what context. It may imply positive action in terms of human rights...

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The great REDD gamble. Time to ditch risky REDD for community-based approaches that are effective, ethical and equitable.

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

A Friends of the Earth report looks at specific case studies which demonstrate that REDD projects can facilitate rather than prevent the...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

  For almost 20 years, the United Nations climate negotiations have promoted the carbon market as the flagship ‘solution’ for...

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DRC: handing lands for industrial oil palm plantations, REDD and foreign investors

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest continuous rainforest area in Africa, which is one of the largest in the world....

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REDD: A Gallery of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

This publication summarizes the problems identified in 14 REDD projects based on published field reports. All of the cases reveal a series...

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‘Blue Carbon’ and ‘Blue REDD’: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

This briefing addresses the promotion of ‘Blue Carbon’ initiatives, also known as ‘Blue REDD’, a new trend focused on trading the...

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REDD moves from forests to landscapes: More of the same, just bigger and with bigger risk to cause harm

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

This publication addresses a new version of REDD, known as ‘Landscape REDD’, which is just as much of a false solution to climate...

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What is the biggest REDD+ contradiction?

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

  For almost ten years, a group of banks, corporations, governments and NGOs have been attempting to show the world that REDD+ is a...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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REDD+ myth: Sustainable Forest Management

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

  Myth: Sustainable Forest Management will reduce forest emissions and bring sustainable development. The UN climate negotiations...

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Fordern Sie Aufklärung der Gewalt gegen CIMI, eine der wichtigsten Unterstützergruppen von Indigenen Völkern in Acre, Brasilien. Acre ist Empfänger von ‘REDD Early Movers’ Geldern

Posted on Oct 17, 2014

    Herrn Minister Gerd Müller  Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)...

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Appeal to denounce violence against CIMI, the indigenous peoples’ support group in Acre, Brazil. Acre is the primary recipient of REDD Early Movers funding

Posted on Oct 17, 2014

Also available in DeutchMinister Dr. Gerd Müller  Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)...

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REDD berpindah dari hutan ke bentang daratan/seni pertamanan: Lebih serupa, lebih besar dan dengan resiko kerusakan yang lebih besar

Posted on Sep 27, 2014

BAHASA. Di akhir tahun 1980an, FAO dan Bank Dunia meluncurkan program besar mereka untuk menghentikan kehilangan/penyempitan hutan. Itu...

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REDD moves from forests to landscapes: More of the same, just bigger and with bigger risk to cause harm

Posted on Sep 27, 2014

Text: Jutta Kill Published in September 2014 (previously as an article of the monthly electronic bulletin of WRM of July 2014) Also...

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“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Also available in Bahasa – Translated by KIARA Text: Winfridus Overbeek Photos: Redmanglar Internacional, Kiara, CPP,...

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Southern Africa Development Community People’s Summit Declaration: “We reject externally driven false solutions to climate change such as REDD+”

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The NO REDD in Africa! Network (NRAN) took part in the 2014 SADC People’s Summit in Bulawayo City, Zimbabwe. The summit’s final...

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10 things communities should know about REDD – Re-launched with a new introduction

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

By the World Rainforest Movement. This booklet produced by WRM was published over a year ago. It is being re-launched with a new...

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REDD-Monitor

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

REDD is one of the most controversial issues in the climate change debate. The basic concept is simple: governments, companies or forest...

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Colonialism and slavery never left: REDD+ in Asia and Africa

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

 By SERVINDI . While the world’s governments debate the catastrophic consequences of global warming, a trading structure of global...

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Deforestation, REDD and Takamanda National Park in Cameroon – a Case Study

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

By FPP. While focusing in particular on the German financing of rainforest protection in Cameroon, this report also covers the broader...

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“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Posted on Aug 4, 2014

  (*) “Marine and coastal territories” is used here to refer to territories that include mangrove forests and their area of influence,...

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REDD moves from forests to landscapes: More of the same, just bigger and with bigger risk to cause harm

Posted on Aug 4, 2014

In the late 1980s, the FAO and the World Bank launched their first large programme to halt forest loss. It was called Tropical Forestry...

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Insisting on REDD is playing a game already lost for the climate and peoples

Posted on Aug 4, 2014

FIFA is a for-profit organization which, through its leaders and a small group of corporations, merchandises the world’s most popular...

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The REDD Ulu Masen project in Indonesia: like selling air

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

The Ulu Masen project was developed in 2008 aiming to generate 3.3 million carbon credits a year. Ulu Masen became the first REDD project...

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Mexico, Lacandon Rainforest: Montes Azules REDDeldía Movement

Posted on May 7, 2014

In the ejido (communal landholding) of Pichucalco, Montes Azules Biosphere, in the Lacandon Rainforest, delegates from the Montes Azules...

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PRESS RELEASE – Forced Relocation of Sengwer People proves urgency of canceling REDD

Posted on Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nairobi – The No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN) and hundreds of international allies strongly...

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Forced Relocation of Sengwer People proves urgency of canceling REDD

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

February 25, 2014 Download here the full letter in pdf format with the final list of sign-ons  We, the No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN)...

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REDD Monitor website

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

REDD Monitor website with articles and blog in English. Most widely read website with information and analysis critical of REDD and...

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Contratos REDD: Despojo ilegítimo, por vías legales

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Only available in Spanish.  Por Diego Cardona, CENSAT Agua Viva Friends of the Earth Colombia, Available...

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The unequal and perverse exchange between Nigeria and colonialist corporate powers: from fossil fuels to industrial oil palm plantations and REDD

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

    Fossil fuels began to replace wood as an energy source in England in the 18th Century, a switch that went hand-in-hand with...

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Observations on a private REDD project in the state of Acre, Brasil

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

Study conducted by the Centro de Memória das Lutas e Movimentos Sociais da Amazônia. Document published in “Leyes, políticas y...

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Masking the Destruction: REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

By Joanna Cabello, World Rainforest Movement Document published in “Leyes, políticas y economía verde al servicio del despojo de...

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REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on ‘REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation’...

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Maputo Statement: No REDD in Africa Network Declaration on REDD

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

The NO REDD in Africa Network gathered here in Maputo Mozambique, on 26 August 2013 during the occasion of an international workshop on...

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Peru: REDD+ places the Amazon rainforest and biodiversity at the service of the financial market

Posted on May 30, 2013

The Peruvian Amazon, which covers more than 61% of the country’s territory, is the fourth largest area of tropical rainforest in the...

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REDD – Brazil: Open letter from Acre challenges legitimacy of REDD+ “consultation” in California

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Organizations and individuals in the state of Acre and other states in Brazil sent an open letter this month to the governor of California...

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REDD Violation of the right to be consulted paves way for more REDD land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

REDD has been contentious ever since it was presented during UN climate talks in Bali, Indonesia, in 2007 as a way to supposedly reduce...

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No REDD in Africa Network launched at the World Social Forum

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Outraged by the rampant land grabs and neocolonialism of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation), Africans at...

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Special Focus: REDD+

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

“Special Focus: REDD+”, a blog site devoted to academic articles on REDD, with a critical focus put together by Tracey Osbourne, a...

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Denounces of racial intolerance and discrimination in UN-REDD

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

On 27 February 2013, Panama’s Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Body, COONAPIP, withdrew from the UN-REDD process in Panama. In a letter...

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REDD plus or REDD “Light”? Biodiversity, communities and forest carbon certification

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

“REDD plus or REDD “Light”? Biodiversity, communities and forest carbon certification”, a new report in English by the Swedish...

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Africans Unite against New Form of Colonialism: No REDD Network Born

Posted on Mar 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 Contact: NnimmoBassey +216 21003908 nnimmo@eraction.org Outraged by the rampant land grabs and...

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10 things communities should know about REDD

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

The main goal of this booklet is to inform communities about the serious problems that a REDD project can cause for the people...

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10 Bokebi na ntina ya REDD o kati na baye mboka to bituka

Posted on Jan 9, 2013

LINGALA. Pene ya million koto isato na bato ya basi mpe babali ya mboka, bazui biloko ya zamba. Bakolo mboka, batu ya tradition, bomoyi...

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10 alert iliyo REDD kwa jami

Posted on Jan 9, 2013

SWAHILI. Karibu milioni 300 watu, ikiwa ni pamoja na wanawake na wazawa, mazao ya misitu ushuru, wakulima na wakazi wa jadi moja kwa...

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10 Hal Yang Harus Diketahui Oleh Komunitas Tentang REDD

Posted on Jan 9, 2013

BAHASA. Tujuan utama dari buklet ini adalah untuk memberikan informasi kepada komunitas tentang persoalan serius yang dapat diakibatkan...

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REDD, mercado de carono, pagamento por serviços ambientais Que são?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012

Only available in Portuguese. Forum Mudanças Climáticas e Justiça Social, Comissão Epsicopal Pastoral para o Serviço da Caridade, da...

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To Communities: Alerts about REDD

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

The WRM has produced a new guide of “10 CommunityAlerts about REDD,” intended to provide broad information about REDD. The guide sums...

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Brazil: Mundukuru indigenous people cancel REDD project

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

The Mundukuru indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon state of Para decided to cancel a contract that would have allowed the Irish...

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BINGOs in Search of REDDemption

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Big NGOs’ support of REDD projects help polluter corporations to greenwash their image.

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Indonesia: The Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership REDD project – little partnership, many problems

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Article based on a field visit and conversations with villagers in 5 of the 7 most affected communities by this project.

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Green Economics in Brazil: Women talk about the impact of the SPVS REDD project and a Boticário Foundation protected area

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Testimonies of community women impacted by carbon and forest conservation projects that today are included in the so-called Green Economy.

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Environmental Human Rights Advocates Challenge REDD+ in Chiapas and in California

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Social organizations try to prevent a Chiapas-California REDD agreement from going forward. They denounce the potential for increased emissions in California on the one hand and landgrabs in Chiapas on the other.

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REDD and the Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Costa Rica is currently known throughout the world for its efforts in forest conservation. This “success” is mainly attributable to its...

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How REDD and environmental services threaten the Lives of Forest People in Acre

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

By Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Rurais de Xapuri – Federação do Povo Huni Kui do Acre. What are the real problems of forest peoples in...

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REDD-plus schemes in El Salvador: Low profile, friendly fancy dresses and commodification of ecosystems and territories”

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

New report: “REDD-plus schemes in El Salvador: Low profile, friendly fancy dresses and commodification of ecosystems and...

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Video: “Exposing REDD. The False Climate Solution.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

The news source Mending News checks in with IEN (Indigenous Environmental Network) Executive Director, Tom Goldtooth, to get the download...

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REDD and the Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Through the implementation of REDD the government tries to include thousands hectares of indigenous land. Even though there is not yet an agreement on REDD, the Bribri indigenous people are already suffering its impact.

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REDD, Deforestation and its Causes

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

It is becoming increasingly evident that efforts by governments, NGOs, institutions and corporations to make REDD their principal strategy...

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Green Economy in Brazil, the privatization of the Atlantic Forest: impacts from REDD projects and nature reserves on women and men in traditional communities

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

by Winfridus Overbeek The forest known as the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) in Brazil is one of the richest biomes in the planet in...

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REDD

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. Amended to REDD+ or REDD-plus, the concept includes forest...

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Declaration of Chiapas in REDDellion: Enough of REDD+ and the Green Economy!

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

From September 25-27, 2012, subnational governments from six countries will arrive in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas,...

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Cambodia: First political risk insurance coverage for a REDD project

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The goal of the private investment firm Terra Global Capital is “to facilitate the market for land use carbon and other environmental...

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El Salvador: Wide opposition to preparations for REDD+

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism and its subsequent expanded version, REDD+, which...

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Video on REDD

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

“The Story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?” available athttp://www.fern.org/node/5110 is a film produced by FERN. The video...

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NO REDD+! in Rio+20: A declaration to decolonize the earth and the sky

Posted on Jun 19, 2012

Introduction and notes by Chris Lang Source: http://www.redd-monitor.org Last week, the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local...

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´What is REDD+? An introduction to forests and climate change

Posted on Apr 26, 2012

By Carbon Trade Watch This booklet aims to decode REDD+ * which is a focus in the international climate change debates. It will explore key...

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A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests – VIDEO

Posted on Jan 20, 2012

By Global Justice Ecology Project As policies and programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and to enhance...

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From Durban: Call for a Moratorium on REDD+

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

Real action to face climate change has once again been blocked by the world’s polluters. The 17th Conference of the Parties of the...

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Call to donors to halt funding REDD+ projects

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

On last 21 September – the World Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations – the “No REDD Platform”, a coalition of...

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Democratic Republic of Congo. Conservation International REDD pilot project: a different kind of Disney production

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

By Belmond Tchoumba This report is based on the fi ndings of research conducted by WRM on the REDD pilot project being undertaken by...

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Indonesia: Sources of livelihood threatened by REDD+, mining and oil palm projects

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

The Dayak have inhabited the forest in Kalimantan for a long time before the current State of Indonesia was established....

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REDD e Povos Indígenas – VIDEO

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Only available in Portuguese – Depoimento (audiovisual) de José Luiz Kassupá sobre os impactos do mecanismo REDD na vida dos Povos...

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REDD e Cidades – VIDEO

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

Only available in Portuguese Depoimento de Sandra Lineia de Caritas Manaus (AM), sobre a relação entre o mecanismo REDD e a migração de...

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Letter from the State of Acre – In defence of life and the integrity of the peoples and their territories against REDD and the commodification of nature

Posted on Oct 7, 2011

We gathered in Rio Branco, in the State of Acre, on 3-7 October 2011 for the workshop “Serviços Ambientais, REDD e Fundos Verdes do...

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Open Letter of Concern to the International Donor Community about the Diversion of Existing Forest Conservation and Development Funding to REDD+

Posted on Oct 1, 2011

The No REDD Platform has been collecting signatures from all over the world and would like to encourage other groups to support this...

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The ‘sins’ of the REDD+ approach

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

The world has been caught in a severe climate crisis as a result of the dramatic increase of antrophogenic (namely, caused by human beings)...

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The Conservation International REDD pilot project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – a very different kind of Walt Disney production

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Conservation International (CI) is promoting a REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and...

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REDD+: Can it be “fixed”?

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

Over the last five or six years, forests have once again earned a prominent place on the international agenda. But this renewed emphasis...

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Mining for REDD in Indonesia

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

In 2009, Rio Tinto, one of the world biggest mining companies, explained how it hoped that it could use REDD, “as an economic tool to...

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REDD-Monitor’s round-up: Watching REDD unravel

Posted on May 5, 2011

After almost five month’s of dithering, Indonesia’s two-year forest moratorium started this month. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

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Mexico: REDD+ in Chiapas finances disease, death and intercommunity conflicts

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

In Mexico, deforestation is advancing at a rapid rate alongside various megaprojects: the expansion of industrial monoculture plantations...

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