07 Apr '11, 11pm

Greenpeace says McKinsey's REDD+ work could encourage deforestation

Greenpeace says McKinsey's REDD+ work could encourage deforestation

Greenpeace says McKinsey's REDD+ work could encourage deforestation mongabay.com April 07, 2011 Clearing of peatlands in Indonesian Borneo. Photo copyright Greenpeace. One of the world's top consultancies, McKinsey & Co., is providing advice to governments developing "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation" (REDD+) programs that could increase risks to tropical forests, claims a new report published by Greenpeace. The report, Bad Influence – how McKinsey-inspired plans lead to rainforest destruction , says that McKinsey’s REDD+ cost curve and baseline scenarios are being used to justify expansion of industrial capacity in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Guyana. "While McKinsey’s cost curve has been extremely influential in government policy decisions, it has a number of fundamental flaws," states the report. "These include data...

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