REDD+ describes efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stock. Defining and agreeing such efforts has been part of United Nations climate discussions for years and has proven to be extremely controversial. The most glaring concerns are how to ensure REDD+ doesn’t support conservation efforts where forest communities are thrown out of the forests they have protected for generations; and how to ensure that projects to protect forests do not distract from the need to change carbon intensive energy and transport industries.
REDD+ related resources
Forest Watch Update on REDD+ in the Congo Basin
This update on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) looks in detail at five countries in the Congo Basin: the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Cameroon and...
Doha climate talks: ForestWatch special issue
The 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP18) was held in Doha, Qatar against a backdrop of high profile reports warning that the world is heading for between 4 and 6°C...
ForestWatch Issue 172 June 2012 and update from Bonn climate talks
June 20, 2012Prototype Carbon Fund participants lukewarm on plantation offsetsIrish levy: Polluter Pays ... anyone?ECAs and APP’s proposed new mill: Just don’tA Critical lesson for REDDCameroon: Killing the VPA?civil society...