Fresh concerns over huge fossil fuel auction in DRC after government signs shady gas production sharing agreements septembre 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 … Lire plus

Banging the Drum for Indigenous-Led Forest Protection at New York Climate Week septembre 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 … Lire plus

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 … Lire plus

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 … Lire plus

The Vancouver Statement on Nature Crime août 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 … Lire plus

New analysis finds leading global carbon offset schemes are failing forests, people and the climate juillet 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 … Lire plus

New research by RFUK on the leading REDD+ and forest offsetting schemes finds major flaws in their promise to fight climate change.

Une analyse comparative inédite conclut que les principaux systèmes de compensation forestière et de REDD+, utilisés par certains des plus grands pollueurs de la planète, ne respectent pas les forêts en permettant de générer des millions de crédits qui ne représentent tout simplement pas de véritables réductions d'émissions.

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 … Lire plus

RFUK JOINS CALL FOR UK TO HONOUR ITS INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE COMMITMENT juillet 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 … Lire plus