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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): An Options Assessment Report

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): An Options Assessment Report

A report on different options for REDD commissioned by Norway and written by Arild Angelsen, Sandra Brown, Cyril Loisel, Leo Peskett, Charlotte Streck and Daniel Zarin.

This report assesses several important considerations for a future REDD mechanism within the UNFCCC, and strives to clarify and inform some of the critical choices that will need to be made about including REDD in a Copenhagen agreement. At the international level, a good outcome for REDD would create the enabling conditions for effective implementation in REDD countries, including:

  • Financial incentives.
  • Procedures for setting reference levels;
  • Methodologies for monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV); and
  • Processes to promote the participation of indigenous peoples and local communities.

 

Capturing the mitigation potential of REDD requires a flexible, phased approach to implementation in order to accommodate (i) the diverse capabilities of REDD countries; (ii) an expanded scope of REDD to include conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks; and (iii) the nearterm constraints of the current global financial crisis.

Click here to download the report.

Focali annual meeting 2022 – separate event webpage

It is once again time for Focali members, partners, and friends in our wider community to meet around current interlinked forest, climate and livelihood challenges. The Focali annual meeting, to be he ...

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