A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (2012)

A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (2012)

As policies and programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and to enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+) are promoted around the world by global and national elites, Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities are raising the alarm that these programs will have serious negative impacts—and will not reduce…

EU Suspends Funding for Flagship WWF Nature Reserve Over Human Rights Concerns

EU Suspends Funding for Flagship WWF Nature Reserve Over Human Rights Concerns

The European Union has suspended funding to a flagship WWF nature reserve project in the Republic of Congo due to “shortcomings” over the treatment of local villagers. The move comes after years of campaigning by civil society groups, highlighting repeated abuses of tribal peoples in the area. The controversial Messok…