By Emily Boyd. Some say that emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol should be used to preserve intact areas of the Amazon rainforest as well as to restore deforested regions. This is a commendable aim — but there are several reasons why it is unlikely to work in practice.
Financing emissions from jets and cows
Environmental scientist Robert Goodland , who served the World Bank Group between 1978 and 2001 is credited with authoring some of the Bank’s environmental safeguard policies. He helped create the World Commission on Dams. In an e-mail interview, he tells Ranjan Panda that the Bank has become obsolete on sustainability issues
The Amazon River plays a far more significant role in drawing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously understood, according to a new study by a team of international scientists. Nutrients from the river's outflow travel thousands of miles past the continental shelf, influencing the carbon cycling in the tropical ocean.