Monks put Buddhist twist on carbon trading

09/1/2011 | PRI

Cambodia's Buddhist monks are combining religious principles and cutting-edge carbon-trading methods to protect a 44,000-acre forest that has long been targeted for its timber. The monks say that preserving the forest could generate millions of dollars for local communities via a carbon-trading mechanism designed to prevent deforestation. "If we cut the trees, we destroy ourselves," said one volunteer.

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