The Politics of Conservation: Using international carbon trading to protect forests and biodiversity

July 2010
Social Alternatives;2010 Third Quarter, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p20
Academic Journal
The article examines the use of carbon trading to reduce the rate of tropical deforestation, to offset the impact of climate change and global warming, and to reduce the risks to biodiversity. The author notes that money devoted to carbon trading will become the largest source of investment in tropical conservations and cites a significant commitment by the Australian government to reduce deforestation in the Asia-Pacific area. A number of topics are addressed including the reasons behind the efficacy of carbon trading, the difficulties faced by carbon trading, and plans to reduce carbon emissions.


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