Counting the cost: forest credits and their effect on carbon markets
A short briefing note looking at research into the impact of trading forest carbon credits on carbon markets, and the subsequent effect on forests and the climate.
From green ideals to REDD money
FERN briefing note detailing the history of Avoided Deforestation and Degradation and explaining the basic differences between the different country proposals on the table for Reduced Emissions of Deforestation and Forest...
Avoiding Deforestation and Degradation: Walking the tightrope to success
A short briefing note which looks at how to ensure REDD schemes have a threefold purpose: to safeguard and enforce the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, to bring an end to great swathes of deforestation and to...
When the solution is the problem: The EU and its policies on agrofuels
This briefing paper briefly describes the two sides of the agrofuels issue and analyses the present EU debate. It concludes that the present EU policy is misguided and strongly advocates dropping the 10 per cent target while...
Bankrolling Climate Change: Why it is time to end Hermes flights of fancy
While the threat of climate change and the urgent need for action become ever clearer, air transport and other polluting industries are expanding on a massive scale. Supposed green pioneers such as Germany are supporting the trade...
Seeing RED; avoided deforestation and rights issues
This briefing explains why the UNFCC Conference in Bali (December 2007) needs to answer certain important questions related to forest governance and forest peoples' rights before negotiating a post-2012 climate agreement that may...
Ten reasons to say no to carbon sinks credits
Fake 'credit card' leaflet.