Green groups slam Brazilian CDM proposal

Brazil's proposal to extend the type of forests eligible for carbon credits under the UN's clean development mechanism (CDM) would encourage poor forest management and undermine the REDD+ mechanism, say NGOs.

Brazil suggested in 2008 that projects involving the replanting of "forests in exhaustion" unable to regenerate naturally after clearance should count as reforestation. At the moment, only forests cleared before 1990 qualify.

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