Ecuador: Threats From Carbon Market

Posted on October 18, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues

Ecuador’s participation in the global carbon market has generated complications in indigenous peoples and Afro-Ecuadorian communities, which have not only seen cutbacks in their rights to use land for ancestral activities, but whose organizations have also undergone fracturing due to the government’s offer to establish annual cash bonuses to communities that participate in its flagship program, Socio Bosque, or Forest Partner, driven by the Ministry of Environment since mid-2008. Read Artticle

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