Climate Challenge: Money on Trees| 21mins
Director: Justin Mills, Rahana Dada, Steve Hobbs & Adrian Cowell | Producer: Dev TV
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: Switzerland
Under the Kyoto Protocol, rich polluting nations can "offset" their carbon profligacy by - among other measures - paying poor countries to plant trees. In many cases, this Clean Development Mechanism has led to deforested areas being planted with just one or two species. Yet there is currently no mechanism under the CDM to pay countries to prevent deforestation in the first place.