Indigenous people claim that Carbonext allegedly pressured communities to sign documents with blank sheets. The company denies the accusations and, shortly after allegations of rights violations and non-compliance with international conventions in suspicious contracts on indigenous lands in the Amazon, withdrew from the business.
Soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.
The way Peru is pushing the production of oil palm in the Amazon is weakening these pledges.
Discover the implications of the Santo Antonio dam in Rondonia, Brasil, in the case of carbon projects, according to Philip Fearnside.
Research by an international consortium that includes Brazilian scientists shows that secondary vegetation in Latin America absorb 11 times more CO2 from the air than do mature Amazonian forests.
Estimate corresponds to carbon held in the forest by monkeys and tapirs, when they disperse the seeds of large trees, say researchers from the UK and Brazil
The French region of Île-de-France, where Paris is located, has signed an agreement with Sarayaku, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, to compensate carbon emissions and trying to paralyze the petroleum industry in that area.
Research shows the importance of reserves and indigenous lands compared to unprotected areas, at a time when climate change is already fact in the region.
According to “Nature” magazine, the Amazon rainforest goes wrong. Every day catches less carbon.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide records indicate that the land surface has acted as a strong global carbon sink over recent decades, with a substantial fraction of this sink probably located in the tropics, particularly in the Amazon.