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Conservation International Discusses Carbon Market Opportunities, Challenges


Conservation International Executive VP Jennifer Morris sees interesting opportunities in the area of forest carbons, which are emissions released from deforestation. However, according to Morris, speaking last month at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, serious challenges to carbon markets include the lack of a global market framework, the thorny issue of carbon tenure rights, and the large amount of capital required to engage the issue.

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  1. Carbon offsets through trees/ forests are the natural means to capture carbon but unfortunately the markets have not responded enthusiastically to this approach for the reasons cited in her presentation. However under REDD & REDD+ niw this approach is to be accomodated in the GHG emissions reduction strategy, one major issue in the tropical forests where large number of people derive their benefits from the forests, is the involvement of these people in the emerging mechanism.

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