Entries by David Niebauer

Current Status of REDD

By David Niebauer The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a forest policy think tank, recently (December 2008) released a report on the proposed REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) mechanism for slowing climate change. The report, titled “Moving ahead with REDD: Issues, Options and Implications”, (the “Report”) reviews the challenges facing REDD and […]

The Three Prongs of the “Green” Energy Stimulus Package

The much-touted economic stimulus package is expected to be in the range of $675 billion to $775 billion. It includes $300 billion in temporary tax cuts for individuals and businesses and a big expansion of safety-net programs like unemployment insurance. It includes more money for highways, schools and other public infrastructure; more money for “green” […]