A Ransom for the Forests (2001)

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Unravels the complicated issue of carbon credits - the proposed Climate Convention scheme through which polluting nations, instead of reducing their carbon emissions, could offset the carbon they produce by paying less developed nations to plant forests that absorb the equivalent amount of carbon. Although the way in which this `trade-off' could work, led to the collapse of the International Climate Change Conference in the Hague, carbon credits, as a means of reducing global warming, are still on the agenda. The report takes a look at how this scheme could work in the Carajás region of Brazil, where the pig iron factories are running out of wood.

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