Kristen Lyons, a senior fellow at the Oakland Institute and an Associate Professor in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, is the author of a new report, The Darker Side of Green: Plantation Forestry and Carbon Violence in Uganda. In this column she argues that while carbon markets are being championed by those who believe that carbon emissions taking place in one part of the world can be offset by their capture or sequestration in another, such markets are actually built on structural violence and inequities.
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Monday, December 08, 2014
Addressing Climate Change Requires Real Solutions, Not Blind Faith in the Magic of Markets
Norwegians know something of life in a climate change world. Migratory birds arrive earlier in spring, trees come into leaf before previously expected, and palsa mires (wetlands) are being lost as permafrost thaws. Norwegians are currently waiting while geologists try to predict if, and when, Mount...