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Do Trees Grow on Money? | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute via @earthislandjrnl

Do Trees Grow on Money? | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute via @earthislandjrnl

One reason why REDD appears compelling is that, given the rapacious demand for resources, it is difficult to imagine a counterforce strong enough to halt forest destruction. Another is the deadlock in the UN negotiations. Nations’ resistance to binding emissions reductions makes REDD one of the only games around. But even such a bastion of market fundamentalism as The Economist magazine suggests that “REDD may not be possible at all,” due to factors including corruption and the fact that most of those who live in and care for forests do not have legal title to their lands. Still, if there is an opportunity for business, business will be done. New private carbon-marketing firms are springing up daily to prepare for the windfall from REDD. One such firm is Boston-based Ecologic Development Fund. Ecologic’s director, Sean Paul, has years of experience promoting Payment for En...

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/...

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