Offsets Archive

  • "In a January 2012 interview, Berta warned me about how REDD-plus will impact communities where it’s implemented. “It means that they are going to put army or security guards to make sure nobody enters,” she said, “so families can’t go and collect firewood or medicine.” The land will be privatized and conceded to companies, and the community will be excluded from making any decisions about it. This process opens doors to concessions of commercial projects, CDMs, mining, dams, and other projects damaging to forests. In light of this situation, perhaps REDD-plus would be better described as a business of “Reinforcing Enforcement of Dispossession” against communities—and one that causes deforestation anyway."

    The Oxygen Trade: Leaving Hondurans Gasping for Air

    "In a January 2012 interview, Berta warned me about how REDD-plus will impact communities where it’s implemented. “It means that they are going to put army or security guards to make sure nobody enters,” she said, “so families can’t go and collect firewood or medicine.” The land will be privatized and conceded to companies, and the community will be excluded from making any decisions about it. This process opens doors to concessions of commercial projects, CDMs, mining, dams, and other projects damaging to forests. In light of this situation, perhaps REDD-plus would be better described as a business of “Reinforcing Enforcement of Dispossession” against communities—and one that causes deforestation anyway."

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  • "We challenged the big organisations with environmental racism ... including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, to bring our voices to the board, to the way in these campaigns are shaped. ... We have challenged, and become very unpopular, for raising the issue of classism which is source of the problem and requires an economic analysis if the environmental and climate narrative is to be truthful.... Look at 350.org – we had to challenge them to bring us to stand with them on the pipeline issue. Bill McKibben, the ivory tower white academic, didn't even want to take the time to bring people of colour to the organising. ..."

    Climate Change, the Big Corrupt Business? A Brilliant Interview with Tom Goldtooth

    "We challenged the big organisations with environmental racism ... including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, to bring our voices to the board, to the way in these campaigns are shaped. ... We have challenged, and become very unpopular, for raising the issue of classism which is source of the problem and requires an economic analysis if the environmental and climate narrative is to be truthful.... Look at 350.org – we had to challenge them to bring us to stand with them on the pipeline issue. Bill McKibben, the ivory tower white academic, didn't even want to take the time to bring people of colour to the organising. ..."

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  • Partnership between Airbus and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity Announcement: http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/2010_03_05_biodiversity_year_flag_a380.html Not that this comes as a surprise to citizens and organizations that have witnessed the sell out […]

    DEFINITELY THE WRONG KIND OF GREEN : Convention on Biodiversity GREENWASH

    Partnership between Airbus and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity Announcement: http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/2010_03_05_biodiversity_year_flag_a380.html Not that this comes as a surprise to citizens and organizations that have witnessed the sell out […]

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  • Forest conservation project in Bolivia proves that unless a nation as a whole cuts deforestation, individual carbon offset schemes are worthless. Fred Pearce guardian.co.uk, Thursday 11 March 2010 11.49 GMT […]

    Noel Kempff project is 'saving the forest' by forcing destruction elsewhere

    Forest conservation project in Bolivia proves that unless a nation as a whole cuts deforestation, individual carbon offset schemes are worthless. Fred Pearce guardian.co.uk, Thursday 11 March 2010 11.49 GMT […]

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  • Thursday, February 25, 2010 Listen to the show Calculating the value of carbon in trees Delegates at the global climate summit failed to figure out a way to stop the […]

    Calculating the value of carbon in trees | Nature Conservancy Exploitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 Listen to the show Calculating the value of carbon in trees Delegates at the global climate summit failed to figure out a way to stop the […]

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  • This story is a joint project of FRONTLINE/World and the Center for Investigative Reporting, in association with Mother Jones magazine. “Brazil: The Money Tree” was produced by Andrés Cediel and […]

    WATCH | Brazil: The Money Tree | NRDC Exploitation

    This story is a joint project of FRONTLINE/World and the Center for Investigative Reporting, in association with Mother Jones magazine. “Brazil: The Money Tree” was produced by Andrés Cediel and […]

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  • Story of Cap and Trade (10 min video): http://storyofstuff.com/capandtrade Carbon Trade Watch  www.carbontradewatch.org PBS Frontline project: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/carbonwatch/ “Subprime Carbon?” (by Friends of the Earth, US) http://www.foe.org/pdf/SubprimeCarbonReport.pdf Biofuel Watch  http://biofuelwatch.org.uk/ (biofuels, biochar, GE organisms, etc.) […]

    No False Solutions

    Story of Cap and Trade (10 min video): http://storyofstuff.com/capandtrade Carbon Trade Watch  www.carbontradewatch.org PBS Frontline project: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/carbonwatch/ “Subprime Carbon?” (by Friends of the Earth, US) http://www.foe.org/pdf/SubprimeCarbonReport.pdf Biofuel Watch  http://biofuelwatch.org.uk/ (biofuels, biochar, GE organisms, etc.) […]

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