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The impact of deforestation on climate change, biodiversity and the livelihoods of indigenous populations should not be underestimated. Friends of the Earth International supports community-based forest management and challenges the REDD proposals and World Bank carbon trading initiatives which may actually cause more harm than good.

katehorner"It is alarming that such dangerous forest carbon trading proposals are getting traction at the UN talks while so many critical questions are left unanswered. We fear that this could be disastrous for biodiversity, the rights of forest-dependent communities around the world and even our climate. If forest carbon trading proposals are accepted, it would create the climate regime’s largest loophole by allowing rich countries to buy their way out of emission reductions."

Friends of the Earth US climate campaigner Kate Horner

 

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