Brian McFarland has published a concise, yet comprehensive, DōShort book titled REDD+ and Business Sustainability.
REDD+ and Business Sustainability provides a detailed overview of REDD+ business case studies and industry best practices. The book also promotes REDD+ as a promising tropical forest conservation financing mechanism for forward-thinking companies who want to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions using independent third-party audited processes.
REDD+ and Business Sustainability is a good read whether your company is interested in developing its own REDD+ project or contemplating an investment into a pooled fund, and whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the REDD+ industry, REDD+ and Business Sustainability has something to offer to a wide audience.
REDD+ and Business Sustainability is also timely as the REDD+ Offset Working Group (ROW) recently announced their recommendations for jurisdictional REDD+ programs. The “REDD+ Offset Working Group” (ROW), established in February 2011, is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2010 between the Governors of the State of California, the State of Chiapas, Mexico and the State of Acre, Brazil.
The book is easy to read and is most appropriate for business professionals who are looking an up-to-date assessment of REDD+ business strategy.
REDD+ and Business Sustainability is available as an ebook and paperback.
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Author: Brian McFarland
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, LEED AP, is a natural resource scientist and financial consultant.
(04/03/2013) A few weeks ago the Skoll World Forum hosted an online debate on how increased global consumption can be balanced with sustainability. The debate asks how a rapidly growing world that is ever consuming can hope to feed everyone, and at the same time address the deforestation that is emitting massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and destroying the world’s greatest tropical forests. Many contributors made very strong points—even contradicting one another in their approaches and ideas.
(04/03/2013) While much has been written about the potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by protecting tropical forests, a proposed program to do just that has been challenged by a number of factors, including concerns about the accuracy of measuring for carbon reductions. Failure to properly account for carbon could undermine the effectiveness of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program as a tool for mitigating climate change and securing benefits for local people. To help address the technical issues that underpin carbon measurement, the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have launched a new Certificate in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting.
(04/03/2013) Efforts to monitor the world’s forests and other ecosystems got a big boost in February with the launch of Landsat 8, NASA’s newest earth observation satellite, which augments the crippled Landsat 7 currently orbiting Earth (technically Landsat 8 is still named the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) and will remain so until May when the USGS turns control of the satellite over to NASA). Landsat 8/LDCM is the most advanced Earth observation satellite to date. It is the eighth Landsat since the initial launch in 1972.
(03/20/2013) The Walt Disney Company has purchased $3.5 million dollars’ worth of carbon credits generated via rainforest conservation in Peru, reports Point Carbon.