Category: REDD plus
Perspectives on REDD+
"Perspectives on REDD+" presents three articles addressing pressing issues facing the implementation of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks). One article addresses the challenges involved in applying free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in engaging stakeholders in REDD+. It notes wide acceptance of the right to FPIC in REDD+, and...
REDD+ Partnership Work Program Components and Timeline (2011-2012)
This work program is based on the inputs from Partners and stakeholders drawing from the REDD+ Partnership document adopted in Oslo on 27 May 2010. This document maintains continuity between the progress made in fulfilling the work program for 2010 and the vision of the Partners that will guide the Partnership’s actions through 2012.This work program should be considered as a living framework document that guides the future work of the Partnership, which – in the light of the dynamic relevant...
Harvesting Knowledge on REDD+: Early Lessons from the FCPF Initiative and Beyond
An effort to summarize important lessons being learned by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in its first two years of existence. It is offered in order to help facilitate communication among FCPF participants and observers, to create a better understanding of progress to date, and to share ideas on how to address the challenges ahead
Seeing REDD: Unresolved trade issues at the brink of consensus
In the lead-up to the UNFCCC’s Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16), the UN collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or “REDD” programme, has become the focus of increased attention. Still a pilot project, REDD’s basic premise is simple: to have rich countries pay poor countries to preserve or replant their forests. In return, rich countries would get a “carbon credit” to offset other emissions in a wider carbon-trading scheme. As a result...
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