29 January 2019
Ellison Building, Northumbria University City Campus, NE1 8JG
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Indonesian plantations have proved bad news for forest-dependent communities: their land is needed, but their labour is not. REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) has emerged as a central policy instrument to slow deforestation and social problems caused by oil palm. The REDD+ mechanism is diversely manifested, but usually involves the private sector and big non-government organisations, like WWF or the Nature Conservancy, steering the process with market-based incentives used to make forests more valuable standing than cut down.
This talk considers the ups and downs of market-based conservation as an alternative to oil palm in Indonesia. We will discuss the benefits and the risks, the winners and the losers. We will also discuss the new technologies – AI, Blockchain and cryptocurrencies – driving the resurgence in interest towards market-based fixes for climate change.
Joint event with Tyne and Wear GA.
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