12 Jan '12, 6pm

Indonesia could earn billions from REDD Mongabay - apparently REDD+ about earning money & not protecting #rainforests

Indonesia could earn billions from well-designed deforestation-reduction program, finds study mongabay.com January 12, 2012 Indonesia could have earned $5 billion in revenue and avoided 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions between 2000 and 2005 had a reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) program been in place, reports an assessment published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science . Jonah Busch, a forest economist for Conservation International, and colleagues used economic models to estimate the emissions reductions and potential revenue under different REDD+ policies and found that a mandatory, Indonesia-wide system that relied on international carbon payments of $10/ton of carbon dioxide would have resulted in the greatest avoidance of deforestation and generated the highest profit for the country. In contrast, a site-...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0112-redd_indonesia_pnas.html


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