Peru tribes decry rise of the 'carbon pirate'

Amazon tribes unite against interlopers suspected of selling land rights to offset carbon emissions.

    Many tribal leaders from across the world allege that a UN-backed programme to reduce deforestation is instead creating incentives for people to steal their land.

    In Peru's Amazon rainforest, a tribe says it has been cheated out of their territory by a so-called "carbon pirate", the name given to a person suspected of acquiring land rights only to sell them to companies looking to offset their carbon emissions.

    The tribe, and several others, in Peru say they have yet to receive their portion of the carbon credit sales promised to them by one Australian "carbon pirate".

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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