The following set of commentaries is intended to directly and indirectly address the role of REDD+ in California’s carbon market. These blogs/essays are written by scholars who study REDD+, Payments for Environmental Services, carbon forestry, the carbon market, and/or the commodification of nature more broadly. As the REDD Offset Working Group is now accepting comments on recommendations for REDD+, we have used this space to weigh in on the important debate about “social and environmental safeguards and benefit sharing”. The workshop addressing these issues will take place March 26, 2013 at UC Davis. See the posts below for more.