06 May '11, 4pm

United Nations rallies private sector for forestry protection investment #REDD

The United Nations has stepped up its campaign to encourage businesses to deliver the billions of dollars of investment required to stop the destruction of rainforests and protect forest ecosystems. The UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) released the first of a two-part report today designed to identify and tackle barriers to investment in forest-related projects, such as the UN-backed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) scheme. FURTHER READING Businesses applaud EU carbon market security upgrades UN hails CDM milestone with 3,000th offset project Speaking to reporters in London today, Abyd Karmali, managing director and global head of carbon markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said that the success of REDD will depend on attracting private sector capital because, despite some progress, governments are unlikely to prov...

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