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REDD Monitor – redd-monitor.org – explores the contradictions and controversy behind the harebrained scheme to allow continued greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels by offsetting these emissions against “avoided deforestation” in the Global South.
What is REDD-Monitor?
REDD-Monitor was set up in October 2008 in response to discussions between environmental and social organisations and movements in the North and South. The website is run by Chris Lang.
If you’re looking for more detail about why trading the carbon stored in forests against fossil fuel emissions is a bad idea, please read this post: “Forests, Carbon Markets and Hot Air: Why the Carbon Stored in Forests Should not be Traded”.
There are now over 1,600 posts and more than 8,000 comments on REDD-Monitor. Here’s a guide to help you find your way around.
Once a week, “REDD in the News” brings a round-up of the week’s news on REDD, keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments. During the week, REDD-Monitor provides opinions and analysis of the latest developments in the world of REDD. REDD-Monitor also carries out longer interviews with REDD actors, and has posted a series of Guest Posts.
REDD-Monitor has also helped expose a series of boiler room operations selling carbon credits to retail investors. The carbon credits were massively overpriced, and as there is no secondary market they are worthless. The scam runs into hundreds of millions of pounds. Many of the scams have been closed down, but all too often the victims have lost their life-savings while the scammers have walked away scot-free.
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