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26 Mar

I set up this website as a place to collect things I’ve written, but the most recent post is from the end of 2011. I haven’t stopped writing – since October 2008 I’ve been spending more time looking at REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation). You can read more about my work on REDD on

CDM does not reduce emissions. Leaving fossil fuels in the ground does

18 Dec

CDM does not reduce emissions. Leaving fossil fuels in the ground does

CDM proponents reluctantly admit the truth about carbon offsets: they don’t reduce emissions.

Published in WRM Bulletin No. 172, November 2011

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David Nilsson: Carbon Cowboy

22 Nov

This year, I have written three posts on REDD-Monitor about an Australian “businessman” called David Nilsson and his activities in Peru. I suggested that he should receive the award of Australian carbon cowboy of the year, after his interactions with the Mats├ęs Indigenous Peoples.

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REDD-Monitor’s May 2011 round-up: Watching REDD unravel

28 May

A round-up of everything you need to know in the world of REDD this month. Well, almost everything.

By Chris Lang, WRM Bulletin 166, May 2011

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The world is watching as the Indonesia-Norway REDD deal stalls

3 Mar

Where is Indonesia’s forest moratorium?

By Chris Lang, WRM Bulletin 163, February 2011

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Forest destroyer Oji Paper to carry out REDD feasibility study in Laos

29 Nov

Oji Paper has cleared large areas of forest in Laos to make way for its industrial tree plantations. Now the company hopes to get REDD funding for its monocultures.

By Chris Lang, WRM Bulletin 160, November 2010

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Monocultures on the March in Southeast Asia

19 Sep

Monocultures continue to expand in Southeast Asia – as does the resistance to them.

By Chris Lang, WRM Bulletin 158, September 2010

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