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Dartmouth College: Climate Justice Research Project Scholarly Note
The Climate Justice Research Project at Dartmouth College has recently released a Scholarly Note detailing the 'Top Ten Disasters to Heed from REDD/REDD+ projects' :
Agreement between Parties on supporting Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects is often cited as the most substantial outcome of COP15. While it remains inappropriate to address a problem with a solution that stems from the same basic principles, (i.e., demonstrably failed neoliberal policy measures) REDD remains a reality for being implemented as a “solution” to climate change. Therefore, it is essential to pay great attention to the very real, disastrous potentials of REDD/REDD+ and move towards policies that truly benefit local and indigenous communities, longstanding and too often marginalized stewards of forests. A review of the scholarly literature by the Dartmouth Climate Justice Research Project (CJRP) compels us to flag concerns on REDD and REDD+ accordingly.
The Note cites RRI analysis supporting the possible role REDD/REDD+ could play in the 'last great land grab.'
The Scholarly Note can be downloaded here.
Posted By Lopaka Purdy at 11:54am on March 14, 2011
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