Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trading Trees - The Promotional Film

A quiet revolution in forests offers hope to the human race.

A documentary about how small-scale carbon trading projects around the developing world are saving forests. The mechanism of forestry carbon trading is dynamically explained, especially how it works on the ground today, how it needs to be made better, and how it is already uplifting communities, stopping forest destruction, and the role new legislation will play in it's evolution.

After the Copenhagen Climate Conference, and showing the documentary Trading Trees there, I have received a lot of feedback on the project. Much of that feedback urged me to make this project bigger, and include other countries and continents, in order to share what is happening all over the planet in developing countries.

This short film is part of a new proposal to help garner further support, and see this project taken to Borneo, Brazil, and Columbia. For the full proposal and the budget for the proposal feel free to email me.

From the UN's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Destruction (REDD) program to the Kyoto Protocol and the US Cap and Trade bill winding it's way through the US Congress, billions of dollars are being made available this year for carbon forestry projects. This film explains how lessons from the ground should drive policy making at the highest levels.

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