Fresh concerns over huge fossil fuel auction in DRC after government signs shady gas production sharing agreements September 29, 2023 The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has awarded the first contracts in an auction of 30 oil and gas blocks in the tropical forest country to a forfeited company in the US … Read more
Banging the Drum for Indigenous-Led Forest Protection at New York Climate Week September 18, 2023 This week, Rainforest Foundation UK will be banging the drum for Indigenous-led forest protection at New York Climate Week, the annual gathering where global leaders, innovators and activists to share real, innovative and scalable solutions to the climate crisis. Together … Read more
Statement in Support of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene in their quest for Justice for Asháninka Defenders ES Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) expresses its deep concern at the circumstances surrounding the recent preliminary detention order against Indigenous leader Angel Pedro Valerio, president of the Central Asháninka del Río Ene (CARE). Given the importance of … Read more
African Civil Society Decries Capture of the Africa Climate Summit by Corporate Interests As African leaders gather for the Africa Climate Summit, hundreds of African organisations have expressed concerns about the corporate capture of the event. The inaugural summit – held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September – is billed as a crucial … Read more
The Vancouver Statement on Nature Crime August 23, 2023 Today, we are joining together to form the Nature Crime Alliance – a new, multi-sector approach to fighting criminal forms of logging, mining, wildlife trade, land conversion, crimes associated with fishing, and the illegal activities with which they converge. Nature crime constitutes one of the largest … Read more
New analysis finds leading global carbon offset schemes are failing forests, people and the climate July 26, 2023 A first-of-its-kind comparative analysis finds that world-leading forest offsetting and REDD+ schemes – used by some of the world’s biggest polluters – are failing forests by allowing millions of credits to be generated that simply do not … Read more
New research by RFUK on the leading REDD+ and forest offsetting schemes finds major flaws in their promise to fight climate change.
A first-of-its-kind comparative analysis that finds that world-leading forest offsetting and REDD+ schemes – used by some of the world’s biggest polluters – are failing forests by allowing millions of credits to be generated that simply do not represent real emissions reductions.
Paying poorer countries to protect their forests seems like a good idea for both the climate and sustainable development. However, the reality of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) is often far more complex and difficult to navigate. This briefing unpacks some of the key issues with market-based REDD+, the alternatives that can unlock … Read more
RFUK JOINS CALL FOR UK TO HONOUR ITS INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE COMMITMENT July 7, 2023 RFUK has joined 91 other UK civil society organisations from environment, international development, education, trade union, disability inclusion, trade, humanitarian, business and faith groups in writing to the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today to demand that he keeps his promise on … Read more