UN Study Looks at Using Carbon Credits to Help Cut Emissions from Savanna Wildfires


  • 2015•02•27     Bloomberg BNA

    Excerpt from the article in Bloomberg BNA:

    “indigenous groups and large mining and gas companies have expressed interest in a proposal that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from savanna land wildfires. UN University expects to finalize by midyear its initial work on the concept, in which indigenous people in the savanna lands of Asia, South America and sub-Saharan Africa could earn carbon credits for conducting low-intensity burns early during the dry season. This type of controlled burns significantly reduces the risk of wildfires, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to Sam Johnston, who is leading work on the feasibility study at the Tokyo-based academic and research arm of the UN.”