Thursday, 10 January 2013 06:06

Introduction to REDD+

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At a press conference, Andre Correa Lago, the ambassador and principal negotiator for Brazil at the COP17, claimed that the new Forest Code would not affect goals for reducing deforestation.
*Dr. Graham Woodgate (Photo: The volcanic cone of the Nevado Toluca rising above the forests below) Reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is a key plank of global climate change mitigation strategies. Opinion is divided on the efficacy and ethics of REDD+ mechanisms, in no small part due to the complexity of the two-way relationship between forests and climate and the structural characteristics of North-South relations.
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By Emily Kirkland, Brown University On December 7th, Brazil announced that the German Development Bank (KFW) had agreed to donate $30.6 million to the Amazon Fund. The Fund, which is managed by the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES), finances anti-deforestation programs in the Amazon. Germany is the second country to contribute to the fund following the Norwegian government which has committed to offering $1 billion over the next four years.
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By Guy Edwards and Emily Kirkland (Brown University) In the jungle of acronyms and arguments that characterize efforts to confront climate change, it is hard to beat the complexities of REDD+. However, in the Brazilian Amazon a number of pioneering schemes are offering a way out of the melee. REDD+ is shorthand for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, plus forest regeneration and rehabilitation. REDD+ provides developing countries with financial incentives to protect their forests and improve sustainable forest management. The destruction of forests accounts for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions with most deforestation occurring in the developing world. In Brazil, deforestation represents over 50% of the country’s emissions.
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Here's the link to the latest copy of the Global Canopy Programme's Little REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation)book in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French:

The Little REDD Book has recently been updated to reflect the latest research and submissions on REDD and includes a new analytical framework.

Launched at the UNFCCC climate summit in December 2008 The Little REDD Book is a guide to the UN negotiations on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). REDD aims to help halt deforestation, which causes around 20% of the world’s carbon emissions – more than the entire global transport sector. In addition, the mechanism could help fight poverty while conserving biodiversity and sustaining vital ecosystem services.

REDD has evolved rapidly since it was introduced to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2005. With 6 months to go until the landmark meeting in Copenhagen where agreement must be reached, over 30 governmental and non-governmental proposals are on the table. The Little REDD Book aims to bring clarity to this complex and rapidly-evolving area by providing insights and information on the process in non-technical language.

Download The Little REDD Book - English

Descargar El Pequeño Libro de REDD - Español

Baixe O Pequeno Livro do REDD - Português

Télécharger Le Petit Livre Rouge du REDD - Français
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