Thursday, June 11, 2009

carbon markets and conservation

Interesting article regarding the insignificant weight of bio-diversity as a reason to protect tropical rain forests. Not to worry, though. Carbon markets to the rescue.

In Kalimantan, Indonesia, paying for each carbon ton saved proved more valuable than a plantation.

This raises the question: can we pay poorer nations to conserve their lands?

Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

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