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July 28, 2013

ALERT! Demand California's Carbon Market Not Fund REDD+ Old-Growth Forest Logging

By Ecological Internet's Rainforest Portal and ClimateArk

Time to end primary forest loggingTAKE ACTION HERE NOW!

Next week California is to decide whether REDD+ [search] forest carbon offsets – which include funding for first time industrial logging of old-growth forests – is worthy of inclusion as a carbon credit under the state’s carbon markets. Logging old-growth forests is an ecological disaster that threatens local livelihoods, biodiversity, ecosystems, climate, and the biosphere; and must not be funded by carbon markets. Members of the forest carbon industry supporting REDD+ must be compelled to stop their old forest logging greenwash - or face ridicule, protest, and an end to public support, until they do.