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Support for Voluntary Forest Carbon Markets at COP18

Campbell Moore, carbon specialist for the Rainforest Alliance, reports on developments in the voluntary carbon market at COP18. Last week, I headed to Qatar to join the Rainforest Alliance’s climate team at COP18 and observe the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.  In addition to providing a global platform to advance climate … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP18 / Deforestation / REDD+

A Stalemate on REDD+ at COP18

Ian Starr, technical specialist for the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program, reports on the latest developments from COP18 in Doha, Qatar. Over the past few days, the climate team has been following key discussion items under negotiation  at COP18, such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and climate finance. Technical guidance on the implementation … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP17 / Expert Perspectives / REDD+

Lessons from COP17: Linking REDD+ from Local to National Scales

From COP17 in Durban, South Africa, Adam Gibbon — technical manager of the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program — reports on plans to integrate various efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). A recent report from Forest Trends indicates that there are at least 260 active REDD+ projects in 42 countries. Each year since … Continue reading