European Union Awarded Fossil of the Day for Oct. 8th

9 October 2009

fossil of the day

CAN International gave its Fossil of the Day award to the following country judged best at blocking progress over the past day of negotiations.

First Place: The European Union

The EU is awarded today’s first place fossil for blocking text that would safeguard against the conversion of natural forests to plantations in REDD. This occurred at the Contact Group on 1b3 Thursday morning. This demonstrates a lack of concern about forest protection by the EU and further threatens the integrity of a REDD mechanism. Natural forests are far more valuable than plantations. For failing to recognize this, the European Union is awarded today’s fossil.

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