10 supposed myths about REDD+ and carbon markets
A key group of what may be termed 'anti-REDD NGOs', including Friends of the Earth, the Rainforest Foundation, Greenpeace and FERN, has issued a report entitled "REDD+ and carbon markets: 10 myths exploded." The report examines and attempts to pick apart such so-called 'myths' as the following:
Myth 1: REDD+ represents a low-cost abatement option, enabling greater and faster emissions cuts than could be achieved for the same total costs with fossil fuel reductions alone. This is essential for stabilising GHG concentrations at the scale and speed necessary to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.
Whether you agree or disagree with these arguments, it's helpful to see them laid out both clearly and concisely.