REDD must be well-designed to succeed

Dangers of inadequate design of REDD mechanism include undermining incentives for clean energy development by reducing the price of carbon offsets and potentially subsidizing industrial activities in forests, including plantation forestry and logging. Did REDD talks in Durban make progress that could help avert these dangers? "Rather than protecting the rights of the people responsible for protecting the forest, the Durban decisions opened the door for irresponsible companies who profit from forest destruction. An entire year’s worth of negotiations was wasted," says Roman Czebiniak of Greenpeace. Read more from Mongabay

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