Archive | November 26th, 2009

CLIMATE CHANGE: Fears Forest Proposals Are ‘Human Rights Disaster’

Posted on 26 November 2009 by admin

Slash and burn in Mozambique: proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation focus on states to the detriment of forest-dependent communities, critics say. / Credit: David Gough/IRIN

Slash and burn in Mozambique: proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation focus on states to the detriment of forest-dependent communities, critics say. / Credit: David Gough/IRIN

By Leonie Joubert

COPENHAGEN, Nov 26 (IPS) – The clean, ultra-modern chrome and glass lines of the Bella Centre, in the Danish capital Copenhagen, is a world away from the thronging canopy suspended over the tropical forests of Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Cameroon.
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