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  • Community technicians and coordinators in Uganda chat with a local farmer during a monitoring visit. These discussions are a key connection between the technical and local worlds in carbon forestry (Photo: Geoff Wells)

    Bridging the two worlds of carbon forestry

    Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this fast-evolving world of technology?

    5 April 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • Illustration showing a Java rhino

    Harnessing carbon finance to arrest deforestation: saving the Javan rhinoceros

    IIED supported local institutions to set up a properly functioning and equitable forest carbon facility to compensate local villagers for arresting degradation and deforestation in and around Cat Tien National Park. This protection of forests helps conserve large mammals, particularly the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros

    22 June 2011 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Renewables, why bother?

    For much of the developing world producing clean energy that also mitigates carbon emissions is a very low priority. After all, why should countries that haven't significantly contributed to climate change worry about reducing their relatively tiny carbon emissions? In any case who would pay for it all?

    4 August 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • AdMit

    This pilot project presented a new alternative to carbon offsetting that addresses many of the doubts about and weakness of voluntary carbon trading.

    5 September 2008 | Project | Climate change
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