CarbonTradeWatch publishes brochure on 'Key REDD Players'
CarbonTradeWatch.org, a website that appears strongly opposed to all forms of carbon trading, has released a brochure entitled 'Some Key REDD+ Players.' The first paragraph provides a good idea of the brochure's overall tone:
REDD+ rewards polluters with carbon credits, allowing them to elude their responsibility to reduce emissions at source. There are billions of dollars at stake and no real obligation to respect human or collective rights – the so-called “safeguards” mentioned in the negotiating text states that they should only be “promoted and supported” rather than being obligatory for governments. These sneaky words are absolutely inadequate to protect Indigenous and forest-dependent Peoples’ rights. REDD-type projects have already resulted in land grabs, jailings, servitude and threats to cultural survival. It is crucial to ask who is gaining from REDD+, who is making the decisions, where is the money coming from and who is pushing REDD+, and why. Below is an overview of some of the key players who are behind designing, implementing and profiting from REDD+.
But seriously, guys, what is it about REDD+ that you don't like? :)