Comments on: A market in forests? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: @TreeBanker http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339611 Wed, 27 May 2009 02:39:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339611 It has been said that the tropical rainforests are “The Lungs of the Earth.” If this is true would they not be among the most valuable parts of the planet?Greenpeace and other skeptics of carbon credits generated through avoided deforestation always seen to overlook a simple solution to the fear of “under-priced carbon credits flooding the market.” Place a floor on the price of all carbon credits. Instead of limiting the percentage of forestry credits in the marketplace (as in the current EU ETS), require that a certain percentage of credits come from forestry projects.The Trillion $$$ carbon market is the rainforests’ best hope of survival, and the planet’s.Dan T@TreeBanker

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By: Iip Albanjary http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339532 Mon, 18 May 2009 07:13:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339532 Protecting remaining (tropical) forests can’t be done by the owner country alone.International community should participate based on the fairness principles. Let the markets emerge, but don’t let everything charge to the markets.

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By: Prue Acton http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339506 Sat, 16 May 2009 02:18:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339506 Australia continues to log her last remaining native forests ncluding 500-600 year old trees and despite a glut of tax payer subsidized plantation timber.Less than 2% of logs are feature grade; the rest is low grade with 80-90% classed as waste and exported as woodchips. Now this so called ‘waste’ will be burnt for electricity as ‘renewable’ and will undercut wind and solar energy prices.Native forest logging emissions are 7% and not counted under UNFCC rules; our southern regions are drying out and our unique species such as koalas are dying out.Yes, protect our climate means protect forests.

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By: Harriett Swift http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339504 Sat, 16 May 2009 00:19:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339504 This idea is just too sensible. In Australia we subsidise the logging of our native forests, but pay our neighbours, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to protect theirs.

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By: Eric http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339500 Fri, 15 May 2009 16:09:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339500 Another source of deforestation is our misplaced faith in corn-based ethanol fuel. There are other, more sustainable sources of alternate fuel (plant waste, algae, etc.) that don’t obliterate the last wild places on earth.

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/13/whether-to-create-a-market-in-forests-now/comment-page-1/#comment-339493 Thu, 14 May 2009 13:19:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12953#comment-339493 Saving the forests will be an almost impossible task, look at China’s growing appetite for Brazillian soybeans and beef, this triggers a growing demand for agricultural land and will lead to more deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

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