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Avoided deforestation running into problems

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One of the most promising means of reducing CO2 emissions in the future is avoided deforestation— purchasing the carbon dioxide stored in trees to incentivize their owners (usually cash-strapped governments with weak enforcement powers in the provinces, like Indonesia and Brazil) to protect them. Still in its nascent stages, A.D. could be a key component of the Copenhagen climate protocol (“Kyoto II”). It’s already running into trouble, although it could be good that what some advocates feared could come to pass appears to be in fact, so that these problems can be addressed before extensive systems are put into place.

Forest carbon market already shows cracks


Written by ptullis

June 8, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Posted in environment

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