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

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

Press Release: Gabon’s rainforest carbon credits set a precedent that could worsen climate change mars 1, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   As world leaders including Emmanuel Macron gather in Libreville for the ‘One Forest Summit’ [1], convened jointly by the governments of Gabon and France, a new investigation by the Rainforest Foundation UK has found … Lire plus

Les aires protégées et les droits des peuples autochtones : Une soumission au Rapporteur spécial de l'ONU 21 avril 2022 Dans une soumission au rapport du Rapporteur spécial de l'ONU sur les droits des peuples autochtones sur les impacts des zones protégées qui sera présenté à l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU lors de sa 77e session, RFUK a averti que, malgré de nombreuses ... Lire plus

Communiqué de presse : Plus de 360 organisations disent "Non aux solutions fondées sur la nature" 15 mars 2022 À l'approche d'un moment crucial pour la biodiversité, les "solutions fondées sur la nature" sont une fois de plus présentées à tort comme la solution - et les ONG s'y opposent. Alors que de plus en plus d'entreprises et de gouvernements vantent les "solutions fondées sur la nature" comme le moyen de lutter contre le changement climatique ... Lire plus

Massaha’s fight to protect their ancestral forests in Gabon mars 8, 2022 RFUK, Forest Peoples Programme and Greenpeace Africa have today written to the Gabonese Minister of Water, Forests, Oceans, Environment, Climate Change and Land-use Planning, Lee White, to call for an immediate halt to illegal logging in the village of Massaha’s ancestral forests, and … Lire plus

A Post-COP Conversation novembre 23, 2021 After a frenetic two weeks for RFUK and our local partners at the climate talks in Glasgow, we reflect on some of the gains, the losses, and the next steps in striving to put tropical forests and their traditional guardians at the heart of the international climate agenda.  A declaration by 137 countries promising to … Lire plus