- December 20, 2020
- Posted by: samdenis
That`s right. If you want to save some trees, start here: first, find out what your carbon footprint is. Then you reduce it by buying one (or more!) of those emission credits that we talked about earlier. One of the green beneficiaries of these offsets is a forest protection project in Kenya`s Chyulu Hills, which will prevent the emission of about 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 30 years. Comstock explains what makes the aviation industry`s commitment to REDD really exciting: “The Environmental Defence Fund has made some figures, and we could consider 7.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide over 20 years in terms of aviation-only compensation demand. So what seems to be a relatively simple solution to climate change – the payment to keep forests standing – is much more complex than it seems at first glance. Being inseparably linked to the very complex social, economic and biological realities of today`s forests, REDD remains controversial. Article 5: REDD- Article 5 contains only two paragraphs, but these paragraphs refer to at least a dozen decisions and elements of other agreements, and the whole history of this extraordinary document is there when you know you have to look for it. This concerns the very part of the Framework Convention that recognizes “common but differentiated” responsibilities between rich and poor countries, as well as the need to promote sustainable management of natural carbon sinks, including biomass, forests and oceans and other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.
It is reflected in the Paris Agreement, which recognizes “the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including the oceans, and the protection of biodiversity, which some cultures recognize as Mother Earth, and recognizes the importance for some of the concept of “climate justice” when taking action to combat climate change. In addition to mitigating climate change, stopping deforestation and forest degradation and supporting sustainable forest management, water resources and flood prevention, reducing runoff, reducing soil erosion, reducing river mud, protecting fishing and investing in hydroelectric power plants, preserving biodiversity and preserving crops and traditions. With everything at stake, what needs to happen is clear. With all the services that forests provide to both humanity and the natural world, there is now a widespread understanding of a simple but profound fact that forests are more important than cutting. It was from this agreement that the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was born. Countries interested in REDD must go through three closely related phases (UNFCCC Decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 73): REDD is considered one of the most cost-effective methods of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration to avoid a temperature increase of two degrees Celsius. However, stagnant forests are also carbon, while supporting the livelihoods of many indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities, as well as providing essential ecosystem services such as habitat for biodiversity and the provision of clean water.