Tree planting for carbon raises questions

May 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

When villagers in southwestern Uganda began planting trees to bring back cooler temperatures and rain to their region, they caught the attention of the nation’s foresters. The officials signed them up for East Africa’s first tree carbon project. With funding from the World Bank, they’ll receive money for storing carbon in newly-planted trees. But as Beth Hoffman reports, the project could have unintended consequences.

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This story originally aired on Living on Earth, a weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.

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