Bolivian Rainforest Program Falls Short of Goals

A rainforest conservation program in Bolivia poised to test the ability of major polluters to devise economical ways of reducing global emissions is

, according to environmental group Greenpeace, as reported by Jad Mouawad on the Green Inc. blog. Greenpeace estimated that emission reductions brought by the program, which is funded by three major polluters, went from 55 million metric tons to 5.8 million in 2009. "At this crucial time, with the negotiations in Copenhagen and U.S. legislation, can we afford to take a gamble on what the backers of these programs say haven't been as effective as they anticipated?" Daniel Kessler, a Greenpeace spokesman, was quoted as saying.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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