Monthly Archives: January 2015

Paiter-Surui Take Stock Of Community Fund Charged With Managing Finances

In late 2013, the Paiter-Surui indigenous people of the Amazon earned carbon offsets for protecting their forest, and the Surui Fund – which is a governance apparatus developed to manage community finances – began disbursing that income internally in 2014. Some village and clan leaders, however, say the Fund isn’t functioning as it should, and…

Building Carbon Markets From Soot

Smoke-induced illnesses caused by the use of traditional cookstoves kill more than 7,500 Nepalese women and children die every year – a tragic fact the Nepalese government is trying to address by pursuing a goal of clean cooking for all by 2017. Here’s how a clean cookstoves program created by Dutch development organization SNV is…