Andes foothills protected by carbon offset fund
At its creation in 2008, the United Nations REDD (‘reducing emissions from degradation and deforestation’) programme was hailed as a way to finance conservation with tools such as carbon offsets. Thirteen years on, little of that promise has been realized. A REDD transaction signed in March for the Cordillera Azul National Park, in the foothills of the Andes in Peru, offers hope.
Thomas, Evert; Ramirez, Marleni; Rodriguez, Lily; Glave, Manuel.