Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Precautionary tale of REDD in Peru

Clicking on the title will take you to a good blog by Ani Youatt with the Mexico and Peru BioGems project. The blog is hosted on NRDC's excellent blogsight, Switchboard.

It is a sad tale of all the right talk, and all the wrong (and deadly) walk when it comes to forests and local communities in developing countries. In this case, Bagua province in Peru exploded in deadly violence over the issue of forests and forest access just after the US government had certified a Free Trade Agreement (on the last day of the Bush administration) with Peru, including numerous forest governance safeguards.

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