Category Archives: REDD+

Bobby say “Reforestation can’t offset massive fossil fuels emissions”

On December 13, 2013,  Bobbie Edwards published the following article on Mongabay. It’s nothing new but posted up to a forestry discussion site, provoked the discourse that made up my previous posting/chapter. It echoes much of what’s been said previously … Continue reading

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More trees, please………

This is like proceedings of a select international conference and is a follow up to the series of articles which arose in similar circumstances two years ago. It’s a global sampler of interested and interesting participants, responding to an article … Continue reading

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How do you price the tonne of carbon that, once burned, tips the balance and triggers catastrophic, irreversible global warming?

[I wrote this a couple of years ago for The Ecologist. They didn’t use it but, hey, I still like it. It was a valid question and emphasises the position of inevitable no return we seem to be sailing through … Continue reading

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Michael’s Moot, an extraordinary meeting – honest, constructive and so much cheaper than Doha

OK, OK, OK, I must write up the minutes of this gathering. In fact, I will call it a moot – Michael’s Moot. He called it to discuss the ongoing deterioration in the global forest and the eminent failure of … Continue reading

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REDD it again – cant see the wood, cant see the trees….

Further unexpurgated sage remarks drawn down from Linkdin. I’m treating it a bit like attending a conference on the crisis. I am the self appointed minuting secretary – though it also feels a bit like running an illicit still and … Continue reading

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Can I call it CEL?

Carbon too cheap to sell!! Well I read and digested the preceding discussion and tried to extract its pointers, its drift. There were a number of strands, as Javier de Vicente remarked, and an air of confusion but the essence … Continue reading

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“Carbon is at a historic low”

OK, this is essentially just raw conversation, drawn down from Linkedin. I’ve just done a scant edit for flow and added references to clarify terminology. Chat’s still ongoing – I’ve not joined in yet! But it’s skirting around a lot … Continue reading

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, REDD, +. Plus what?

I’m sorry. Truly, I’m sorry. But I cannot help being caught outside the Loops. They all seem, dare I say it, loopy. It’s always “us and them” and I’m caught being outside of both. Countless thousands of humans from all … Continue reading

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CSIRO and seeing the carbon for the trees. Or not.

Rubbish That’s my assessment of the results of the CSIRO report as summarised by the Independent last summer. CSIRO is, of course, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Based in Oz. The Indy reported on their “glossy” pdf report, … Continue reading

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Show us yer Carbon

As a good environmentalist looking to see how money can be persuaded to restore the global ecology rather than degrade it further, I spent all day yesterday at the Carbon Show. This annual shindig is run by Michael Heseltine’s Haymarket … Continue reading

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