In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in central Kalimantan

Beck Pearse, Julia Dehm

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    The Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP) is a bilateral forests and climate agreement between the Governments of Indonesia and Australia, that was first announced in 2007. It is intended to produce carbon offsets by reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation. Funded by the Australian government, it has been described as the first large-scale pilot of forest offsets. It is being used to kick-start REDD1 carbon markets and to push for cheap 1 REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries. See section in this document on The Problems with REDD; also Hall (2008) and Hall ed. (2010). offsets2 from avoided deforestation to be recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreement at the 2011 Conference of the Parties (COP 17) in Durban. This report analyses the social and environmental effectiveness of the KFCP in the light of new developments in both Kalimantan and national REDD policy in Indonesia. It finds that REDD forest carbon offsets are a false solution to climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    Commissioning bodyFriends of the Earth International
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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