Brazil floating developing-world forest plan


As Brazil prepared this month to unveil a proposal for conserving developing-world forests, green advocates wasted no time jousting over the outlines of the plan. Brazil’s Environment Ministry refused to comment on the proposal before presenting it at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-12), slated for Nairobi, Kenya from Nov. 6-17, other than to provide a barebones press release. But a PowerPoint summary obtained by EcoAméricas shows the proposal calls on developed countries to donate money voluntarily to a UN-managed fund. The money would be paid to developing nations that slow deforestation, thus cutting carbon emissions. According to the PowerPoint summary, satellite photos would be used to determine the pace of forest-clearing... [Log in to read more]

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