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Kenya concedes millions of"hectares" in carbon offset deals

Dubai-based firm Blue Carbon has signed a framework of collaboration (FOC) with Kenya's State Department of Environment and Climate Change that would concede "millions of hectares" of its territory for the production of carbon credits. The credits would be generated supposedly from restoring and protecting the land, and the company would then sell these on to major polluters to offset their emissions. This follows a slew of similar contracts with Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which conceded 7.5 million hectares, a fifth of its landmass, to the company. Cumulatively, the deals concede near blanket control over a total area of 24.5 million hectares, violating customary land rights of local communities. The FOC with Kenya closely follows a $1.5bn memorandum of understanding signed by Blue Carbon's parent company, Global Carbon Investments, with Harare, which a press release states is "pre-financing for carbon credits in Zimbabwe". https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-kenya-concedes-millions-hectares-firm-carbon-offset-deal

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  • Princess

    29 w

    It's crucial to carefully monitor and ensure that such agreements prioritize both environmental protection and the well-being of the affected regions.

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    • George Kariuki

      31 w

      This is ridiculous. Our country cannot afford to take steps behind.

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      • Grace Njeri

        31 w

        Matter that needs reconsideration.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          32 w

          Kenya's State Department of Environment and Climate Change has entered into a collaboration with Dubai-based firm Blue Carbon, signing a framework that concedes "millions of hectares" for carbon offset deals. Blue Carbon plans to generate carbon credits through land restoration and protection, selling them to major polluters for emission offsetting. This agreement follows similar deals with Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, totaling 24.5 million hectares, raising concerns about potential violations of local communities' customary land rights. The collaboration with Kenya follows a $1.5 billion memorandum with Blue Carbon's parent company, Global Carbon Investments, indicating a growing trend in carbon credit pre-financing agreements.

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          • Tabitha Kimani

            32 w

            Carbon credits are still controversial as a solution to climate change.

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            • Sarah Chabane

              32 w

              This is the wrong way to go! ⚠️

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              • johnte ndeto

                32 w

                This is a bad idea

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                • Princess

                  32 w

                  This is a commendable effort in the global fight against climate change.

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    32 w

                    I don't like it how indigenous people are being harassed so that they can give away and/or abandon their lands for this project

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                    • Kevin

                      32 w

                      This is a very dubious deal that will involve selling carbon credits to heavy polluters to keep on damaging the environment

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