Earth is facing the twin global ecological emergencies of abrupt climate change and its land surface being scoured of natural ecosystems. Sadly leading international organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations are responding to the climate crisis by further promoting logging ancient forests as a false solution. To advocate cutting down the primary forests that allow us and so many creatures to live, to be paid for by money to address climate change, is an outrageous crime against humanity that cannot go unchallenged. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Forest Investment Program (FIP) and UN-REDD Programme are the three largest global initiatives that say they seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Yet they continue – for the fourth decade – to put forth already failed strategies to make first time logging of primary forests, and establishment of industrial tree plantations therein, as being environmentally acceptable.
The REDD concept has been usurped by industry and now is primarily concerned with profit-making and greenwashing "Sustainable Forest Management" under REDD+. First time industrial logging of primary forests is now claimed to be beneficial to climate, never mind that most timber products are in the landfill decomposing within years. The original idea of avoided deforestation focused upon necessary policies to ensure large areas of primary and old-growth forests were fully protected, advancing local communities, while seeking to optimally keep existing and new carbon sequestered. Well known NGOs’ obstinate support for Forest Stewardship Council's certification of first time primary forest logging as "well-managed", while implying sustainability, has set the stage for industrial logging to be falsely marketed as a climate change solution. Please demand below that the coming Cancun climate talks ban REDD funding for primary forest logging and addresses rampant forest governance corruption, or is rejected.
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UN/World Bank plans to support logging ancient primaryf forests is NO climate change solution
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