In October of 2011, I produced, filmed, and edited a video for The Mending News in coordination with the Indigenous Environmental Network on REDD+.
REDD+ stands for “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.” It’s a proposed mechanism to mitigate climate change introduced by the United Nations. The concept is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by paying “developing countries” to stop cutting down their forests. REDD+ creates a financial value for the carbon stored in the trees. Once this carbon has a set price, REDD+ allows industries dependent on fossil fuels to buy carbon offsets from participating countries. This part of REDD+ is known as carbon trading, or “cap and trade.”
The video has since garnered over 6,000 views and has been screened globally.
It is featured on No REDD in Africa Network, REDD Monitor, LandPortal.info, alliancesud, Natural Justice, Eradicating Eco-cide in Canada, and more.