UN's Clean Development Mechanism is dirty

“Human Rights Watch released a report on Tuesday that found corruption and mismanagement inside the forest industry was now costing Indonesia two billion US dollars a year — the equivalent of its entire health budget.

Joe Saunders, the New York-based human rights group’s deputy program director, said an influx of carbon trade dollars would likely worsen the corruption while the lack of controls and conflicts of interest within the forestry sector were being addressed.

“The hope of carbon trading is that at last there’s real money on the table to compete with the forces of evil, but if you’re not watching the money flow, it’s going to feed into a leaking system that doesn’t show results,” Saunders [said].” “Report: Indonesia loses billions from forest corruption” Prior post: Sky money and carbon cowboys

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