The Root of the Problem. What is Driving Deforestation Today? This report focuses on the economic agents that play a critical role in deforestation in the tropic regions: soyabeans, beef cattle, palm oil, timber and pulp, wood for fuel, and small farmers. The role of population and diet, which are key underlying factors in the demand for the tropical...
30 Oct 2012 - 13:45
Grade A Choice? Solutions for deforestation-free meat. Meat consumption has a big impact on deforestation, because it uses very large amounts of land. In the last few decades, much of that land—both for pasture and to produce livestock feed, such as soybeans—has come from tropical forests, especially in the Amazon. With continuing...
Tropical Deforestation and Global Warming: A Solution This fact sheet explains how tropical deforestation contributes to global warming, and how actions to protect tropical forests (including a set of policies known as REDD) can reduce global warming while providing many additional benefits.
4 Feb 2010 - 19:39
Filling the REDD Basket: Complementary Financing Approaches Financing approaches for REDD have become an issue of active debate, but there is now a growing consensus on the "Basket of Approaches" idea, which would combine different sources of funding for different aspects of REDD in different timeperiods.
Progress on Climate and REDD in the United States Congress Promising proposals of climate legislation in the United States include significant support for REDD. These bills show that the U.S. Congress is not only serious about reducing heat-trapping emissions, but is also discussing creative ways to support REDD.