No REDD Papers
first published 24 November 2011
Proposals to mitigate climate change by financing projects to conserve forests (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation – REDD) are flawed beyond fixing, argue the authors of this book. The volume contends that REDD's contradictions cannot be mended by attempts to detach it from the carbon markets, to ensure that the money “goes to the right place”, or to include provisions for “free, prior and informed consent”.
Up-to-date reports from Mexico and Peru highlight how REDD projects are violating the rights of Indigenous Peoples while producing pollution rights that are sold to corporations such as Chevron and American Electric Power as well as various financial institutions.