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FEATURE: Indigenous ‘Life Plans’ and carbon finance: two sides of the same coin?

In the early 1990s, environmentalists started experimenting with carbon finance to support conservation just as indigenous people of the Amazon began developing "Life Plans" to revive and support their traditions. A quarter century on, these two parallel initiatives have evolved in ways that are surprisingly complementary – so much so they're starting to converge, and in surprising ways. Christopher Pollon, Ann Espuelas and Steve Zwick report. [more...]

NEWS: Carbon Expo dives into climate finance

The second blog from CDKN's Director of Policy and Programmes, Ari Huhtala, who attended the Carbon Expo in Cologne from 30-31 May. Here, he discusses the challenges of engaging the private sector with low-emissions development pathways. [more...]

Maurice Kwadha, Kisumu, one of the participating farmers in the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project

FEATURE: Kenyans put soil carbon to the test

Steve Zwick, managing editor at Ecosystem Marketplace, reports on how ultra-modern farming methods are being used to conserve topsoil and increase production, trapping small amounts of carbon in the earth and plants. The Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project aims to leverage that little bit of carbon to spark an agriculture revolution. [more...]

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