Simone Lovera (center) Photo: Langelle

Life as Commerce: Criticizing Market-Based Conservation

Simone Lovera (Center) Photo: Langelle
Barcelona, Spain - As the international financial and food crisis worsens, Global Forest Coalition critiques the unreliability of market-based conservation mechanisms like ecotourism, forest certification, biodiversity offsets and carbon trade on Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women. Market-based mechanisms are often seen as solutions to the lack of funding for public conservation, but they are false solutions.