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UN questions India's forest cover data over lack of transparency & clarity

India had submitted data to access potential funds from global carbon trade under Paris Agreement after 2020

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Un Climate Talks  |  Climate Change  |  Deforestation

Nitin Sethi  |  New Delhi 



UN questions India's forest cover data over lack of transparency & clarity

Doubts have been raised by a UN body over India’s claims that its forest cover has been increasing steadily for years. Questions have been raised by experts of the UN Framework Convention on at a time when future claims of increase and enrichment of India’s forest cover could lead to potentially millions of dollars of easy income annually once the Paris Agreement is implemented. The global agreement envisions setting up a global mechanism for countries to trade in the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by either growing more forests, enriching existing ones or reducing the existing rate of in a country. It is called REDD+.

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First Published: Wed, January 02 2019. 17:11 IST

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