REDD+ = Rain Check?

bosque

Originally, REDD+ was thought of as a simple voluntary mechanism of emissions reduction. However, after 8 years of creation, most of the projects are in the preparation phase, and there is not consensus about their future. Uncertainty is the queen word, so we only need to wait and see what is going to happen in…
Read the full article…



REDD+ in life post-Warsaw/ in Lima

hqdefault

The results-based finance (RBF) decision from Warsaw not only reaffirms the decision from Durban that finance for REDD+ “may come from a variety of sources,” it also identifies the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as the foremost channel through which finance should flow. The Warsaw decision also seeks to keep the discussion on finance going, with…
Read the full article…


Popular measures for conservation: Payments in Ecosystem Services

f0054-01

In recent years, payment in ecosystem services (PES) and other market measures for conservation has gained popularity as market measure of pollution prevention and conservation particularly for use in the developing world.  In the industrialized world, financial mechanisms such as carbon tax and emissions cap and trade are used as methods of pollution control to…
Read the full article…



Chile: 100% Attitude

1_12082009_6346_presidentabachelet

Chile has taken the lead in the fight against climate change, uniting its intentions and actions. The Chilean Congress has recently approved a carbon tax program to help reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and meet its voluntary target offered at COP16 of cutting these gases 20 percent from 2007 levels by 2020. Michelle Bachelet, President…
Read the full article…