Sunday, August 21, 2005

Outsourcing: Outsourcing forestry

The Hindu reports that 5,000 farmers in Maharashtra will raise trees to help developed countries meet the objective of reducing greenhouse gases emissions under the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.

The developed countries will outsource forest cultivation to Indian farmers, who will be paid for carbon abatement by the trees. The quantity of carbon abatement will be measured by officials of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Control.

The trees should be at least three years old and raised after 1990.