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Foresters should have their say on new rules

Friday 4 May 12 10:00am

While forestry talks at the 2011 UN climate change summit in Durban focused predominantly on the reduction of deforestation through mechanisms such as REDD and REDD+, there were other changes proposed to international carbon forestry laws which may have a profound effect on New Zealand foresters, Carbon Market Solutions says.

Flexible planting regulations, also known as pre-1990 forestry offsetting, will allow foresters to permanently clear their pre-1990 forest on the provision that they plant an equivalent land area elsewhere.

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