The Zambezi Teak forests of Zambia: A tale of mismanagement.

For the last 4 years I’ve been researching the Zambezi Teak forests of Western Zambia. Or what’s left of them. It’s a pretty depressing picture. I used Landsat satellite images from 1975 (these are the earliest images available) to measure the forests as they were in the early 1970s. It’s important to know that this … Continue reading The Zambezi Teak forests of Zambia: A tale of mismanagement.

Forest Carbon and REDD+: The ultimate equaliser in global North-South Relations?

This article was first published by the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review¬†who have kindly given me permission to repost here. The deadlock between parties at international climate negotiations has ceased to be headline news; nevertheless, obstacles to any final, substantive agreement remain. The parties are divided between the bloc of nations with forests that absorb … Continue reading Forest Carbon and REDD+: The ultimate equaliser in global North-South Relations?