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'Gold' standard for REDD forest conservation project in Colombia's Choco via @mongabay

'Gold' standard for REDD forest conservation project in Colombia's Choco via @mongabay

REDD in Colombia: using forests to finance conservation and communities in Colombia's Choco, a former war zone (11/03/2009) Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), a climate change mechanism proposed by the U.N., has been widely lauded for its potential to simultaneously deliver a variety of benefits at multiple scales. But serious questions remain, especially in regard to local communities. Will they benefit from REDD? While much lip-service is paid to community involvement in REDD projects, many developers approach local communities as an afterthought. Priorities lie in measuring the carbon sequestered in a forest area, lining up financing, and making marketing arrangements, rather than working out what local people — the ones who are often cutting down trees — actually need in order to keep forests standing. This sets the stage for conflict, which ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0215-redd_choco-darien.html

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