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Blog Archives: December 2014

December 17, 2014

Who's got your carbon?

Benjamin Goodman
Rolling Stone has made some blunders recently, but I think they got this one correct.  "The first days of the Lima summit — known as COP 20, for the twentieth session of the Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change — saw the publication of data that quantifies, for the first time, the exact size of the climate impact made by indigenous populations as front-line guardians of imperiled rainforests. The size of this impact, a kind of negative carbon footprint, is staggering." Morti is part of the Wargandi ...
December 16, 2014

Indigenous Rights Risk Report (IRR) May Initiate Market-based Incentives for Respecting Indigenous Rights.

Benjamin Goodman
"“If you have bad credit you pay a higher interest rate,” Adamson said. “This is how the market works. So the idea behind the Risk Report is to quantify the risk companies encounter when they violate free prior informed consent and tie it to their cost of capital. That way a company that consistently violates Indigenous Rights will be rated riskier than one that upholds our rights, and therefore it will have to pay higher financing costs.”" VRI values the indigenous right of free prior and informed consent and seeks to assist indigenous ...

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