Getting REDD Right: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
This paper synthesizes principles and concepts about how carbon market compensation for reduced deforestation -- market-based REDD -- can help cut global emissions equitably and effectively, while contributing to development goals, protecting biodiversity and watersheds and benefitting indigenous and rural peoples and tropical nations. Several of these principles have also been articulated by various governments as well as Amazonian social movements. This paper also addresses questions that some NGOs and policy makers have raised about how REDD would work.
1 January 2008