Publication Date:June 26, 2012
Greenpeace has launched a consultation process to establish global standards for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) projects.
Today the environmental group released a set of international safeguards to reduce the likelihood REDD+ projects result in social conflict, have adverse impacts on wildlife and forest biodiversity, fuel corruption, subsidize industrial logging of primary forests, or disenfranchise local communities. Greenpeace is seeking comment on the standards through September 2, 2012.
"Forest protection and emission reductions schemes are not going to work without guarantees that local people's rights are fully respected and that biodiversity is protected," said Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International Senior Political Advisor for Forest Finance, in a press release.
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