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Forest plan may 'fuel corruption'

Date : 14th October 2008, Source : The Guardian (UK)

The UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has launched a plan to save the world's threatened rainforests - but already it is running into opposition. The review by Swedish businessman Johan Eliasch proposes paying poor nations not to cut down their trees. The money would come from carbon trading schemes in rich countries where firms have to buy permits to pollute. However, some development groups have deep reservations about the plan, believing it could fuel corruption.

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