World Rainforest Movement

Carbon versus food

Carbon_versus_foodA case study of the “Fair Forest Carbon compensation” project of French company Pur Projet, in the region of San Martin, Peru, which aims to generate carbon credits destined, initially, for the voluntary carbon market. In Peru where the nature of land law means that peasant or indigenous communities can be stripped of their land titles to make way for a protected environmental conservation area created within the framework of public policy, “carbon offsetting” projects, such as this one, only serve to exacerbate land disputes.