The European environmental law group ClientEarth
has also done some blogging on the moves to open forest land for agriculture in Brazil (see post here
). Their post highlights the reason that REDD, which I've written about here
(among other places), seems to generate so much hope where prior international forestry efforts have fallen flat: money. When it comes to legal changes that promote or discourage deforestation, the potential economic impact of REDD could turn the tide. Brazil may be a testing ground . . .