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Problems with REDD and payments for environment services in Acre, Brazil. This REDD Monitor article looks at work on REDD type projects in the state of Acre (western Brazil) began in 2007. Acre is also the location of the 2010 law that created a State System of Incentives for Environmental Services.

Problems with REDD and payments for environment services in Acre, Brazil

Renewable energy: why the definition needs to be revised. Climate change mitigation and sustainability are the key rationales for increasing the share of renewable energy.  Yet definitions of renewable energy used by policy-makers are so broad that subsidy regimes and other policies to promote renewable energy are able to result in highly negative climate, environmental and human impacts.

How to Homebrew Gluten Free Sorghum Beer. People who have celiac disease must avoid foods and beverages that contain gluten. Gluten occurs naturally in barley, wheat, and rye. Beer is usually a beverage that must be avoided by people with.

Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset. Mexico sees itself as a future leader in the fledgling "green" economy, and biofuel plantations could double the monetary benefit.

Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset. Mexico sees itself as a future leader in the fledgling "green" economy, and biofuel plantations could double the monetary benefit.

Exposing REDD: The False Climate Solution. Tom Goldtooth (Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network, based in the United States) criticises the REDD scheme (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) that aims to reduce deforestation in developing countries.

The Mending News checks in with IEN (Indigenous Environmental Network) Executive Director, Tom Goldtooth.

Herakles Exposed: The Truth Behind Herakles Farms False Promises in Cameroon (press release). Internal Documents Reveal New York Corporation Deceiving Investors and Communities in Troubled Africa Palm-Oil Project

Herakles Exposed: The Truth Behind Herakles Farms False Promises in Cameroon (press release). Internal Documents Reveal New York Corporation Deceiving Investors and Communities in Troubled Africa Palm-Oil Project

European investments assist land grabs in Liberia says Friends of the Earth. European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby, responsible for environmental degradation and violations of national regulations in Liberia.

European investments assist land grabs in Liberia says Friends of the Earth. European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby, responsible for environmental degradation and violations of national regulations in Liberia.

Disputed Territory. The green economy versus community-based economies A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil.

The green economy versus community-based economies A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil. Produced by the World Rainforest Movemen.

Carbon Blood Money in Honduras The violence playing out in Honduras shows the dark underbelly of the international carbon credit trade.

Carbon Blood Money in Honduras The violence playing out in Honduras shows the dark underbelly of the international carbon credit trade.

Brazil: the Carbon Credit Bonanza. Celestial Green Ventures, which is a carbon trading company based in Dublin, was only set up 15 months ago. Yet it already claims to have "the carbon rights to an area of land in excess of 20 million hectares of vulnerable rainforest in the Amazon region of Brazil"

Brazil: the Carbon Credit Bonanza

Indigenous Peoples presented conflicting points of view about REDD during the 12th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, that took place in New York.

Indigenous Peoples presented conflicting points out view about REDD during the session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, currently taking

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Climate Saviour or Dangerous Hype?

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Climate Saviour or Dangerous Hype?

Nakuru Lemiruni sends a message to AWF about her eviction from her home to make way for conservation in Kenya.

Samburu video testimonial Nakuru Lemiruni sends a message to AWF

NGOs Square Off Over REDD in California. Indigenous groups across Latin America are exploring the use of carbon finance to save their forests and provide income. Some NGOs, however, fear mechanisms like REDD will backfire – resulting in higher rates of both deforestation and poverty.

NGOs Square Off Over REDD in California. Indigenous groups across Latin America are exploring the use of carbon finance to save their forests and provide income. Some NGOs, however, fear mechanisms like REDD will backfire – resulting in higher rates of both deforestation and poverty.

Suffering here to help them over there. The Guaraqueçaba Climate Action Project is a nearly 7,000 ha forest carbon offset project initiative by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Brazilian NGO SPVS. For centuries indigenous Guarani and traditional communities have used the land for fishing, hunting and small scale extraction of palmito. Access to that land has been restricted by the forest carbon offset project and the film shows effect on local communities.

Suffering here to help them over there

370,000 square kilometres of land - an area bigger than the size of Germany - has been taken over for biofuel production, half of it in Africa (Action Aid)

square kilometres of land - an area bigger than the size of Germany - has been taken over for biofuel production, half of it in Africa (Action Aid)

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