UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru

DURBAN, South Africa, November 30, 2011 (ENS) – A new UN-backed effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests by paying communities to leave the trees standing is undermining the rights of indigenous peoples in Peru, leading to “carbon piracy” and land conflicts, finds a new report issued today by Peruvian indigenous organizations and an international human rights group.

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UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru