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Guyana offers forest for carbon sink

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Take over our rainforest

Guyana's extraordinary offer to Britain to save one of the world's most important carbon sinks

By Daniel Howden in Georgetown, Guyana

Published: 24 November 2007

Man-made climate change is a clear and present danger. Decision-makers from around the globe will converge on Bali in a fortnight in an attempt to do something about it. And the call has gone out for the world's leaders to take bold action to avoid a catastrophe. (see news item on Forests First Declaration)

 Hylton Murray-Philipson, Trustee of Rainforest Concern, said a deal could be a breakthrough. "In the absence of an international agreement, an early action by enlightened leaders should be greatly welcomed. Business as usual is not going to work." The former investment banker, who is working to bring funding into developing carbon markets, said: "It's insanity that a single service company, Google, has a market value of $200bn, while all the services of all of the world's great forests are valued at nothing."

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