A pioneering forestry and agriculture initiative, The Cochabamba Project Ltd., has been established to help communities in Bolivia reverse deforestation of the Amazon. Its contribution to tackling climate change and biodiversity (through the planting of native trees and establishing conservation areas) has now been recognised by its accreditation as a Clean Development Mechanism project under the Kyoto protocol and by its nomination for a Gold rating by the Communities Climate Change and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA).

John Fleetwood, joint director of The Cochabamba Project Ltd., explains, “This ...


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