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- Published: 16 May 2013
What is REDD?
REDD+, like carbon trading and the Clean Development Mechanism, is a false solution to climate change promoted by the United Nations, the World Bank and climate criminals such as Shell and Rio Tinto, which allows polluters to continue to burn fossil fuels and not reduce their emissions at source. Officially, REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. But, REDD+ really means Reaping profits from Evictions, land grabs, Deforestation and Destruction of biodiversity. REDD+ constitutes a worldwide land grab and gigantesque carbon offset scam.
Originally, REDD just included forests and plantations, but its scope has been expanded to include genetically modified trees, soils and agriculture. Ultimately, REDD+ may try to include and expropriate the entire surface of the Earth including most of the forests, soils, fields, grasslands, deserts, wetlands, mangroves, marine algae and oceans to use them as sponges for industrialized countries’ pollution. REDD+ is also the pillar of the Green Economy and has been blasphemously heralded as “the spiritual core” of the “business plan” that the governments of the world are writing for the planet
REDD is causing Land Grabs, human Rights Violations and Environmental Destruction.
The "Dozen of the Worst REDD-type Projects" affecting Indigenous Peoples and local communities shows that REDD-like initiatives are greenwash for extractive industries and arealready causing land grabs, human rights violations and environmental destruction as following sampling of REDD-type projects in Africa shows.