Rampant deforestation has driven economic growth, but accelerates climate change. How do you put a price on trees, to make them worth more alive than dead?
Film supported by Bain and Company
00:00 – Can money grow on trees?
00:55 – What Costa Rica can teach us
01:52 – Down with the trees: rapid deforestation around the world
03:15 – Why tree-planting schemes aren’t always the answer
04:24 – Paying for existing trees: carbon credits
06:38 – How to finance the restoration of forests
08:10 – What are Payments for Environmental Services?
09:31 – Swapping to sustainable returns
10:40 – Is focusing on economic growth the problem?
11.50 – Why world leaders need to decarbonise the economy
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