No agreed REDD+ text and key decisions postponed, but experts tell RTCC they still have faith in the scheme and believe countries do too
New report calls on policymakers to better understand the biodiversity and livelihood benefits of forests to ensure the success of REDD+.
Forests play a key role for the UN’s climate change and biodiversity agencies. Melati Kaye investigates whether they can they serve the goals of both simultaneously.
Market for carbon credits from forests needs to be signed off at COP18 if innovative finance mechanism has a chance of success
Accelerating the pace of REDD+ negotiations would send strong signals that the world is serious about addressing climate change, say CIFOR scientists.
How has REDD+, the UN’s project aimed at rewarding communities for protecting their forests and enhancing their carbon stock, developed since its inception in 2007?
What are the main benefits of forests and how can they help deal with climate change?
A new report by UNEP and Interpol says the black market for timber, which accounts for 15-30% of the sector worldwide, hampers environmental programmes and sustainable development.
REDD+ aims to deploy market forces to combat deforestation and land degradation. But is it working, and should we really put a price on trees and forests? Tara O’Shea from the Code REDD scheme argues it’s the best way forward.
Seema Karki from the ICIMOD explains how communities in the Himalayas can benefit from payment for preserving their forests under the REDD+ scheme.
As part of our Rio+20 series focused on business and sustainable development we examine the role communities play in climate mitigation through the REDD+ scheme.
With mixed results seen at COP17 regarding the REDD+ scheme, how do countries such as Tanzania who have already implemented pilot projects move forward?
REDD+ has been central to the UNFCCC discussion now for several years, but it still has a long way to be before it is ready to be fully operationalised. So what are the questions which need to be asked over the next week?
Deforestation and the REDD+ scheme are set be central to the negotiations at Durban, but as RTCC’s Tierney Smith reports a deal will not be met unless an effective finance framework can be designed.
In part two of his analysis of the Kyoto Protocol, Harald Heubaum charts a course for future climate talks, asking if the current treaty is not the answer – then what is?
In the first of a two-part series Harald Heubaum, Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy at SOAS examines a treaty that polarises opinion like few others.
New forestry mapping technology from the University of Edinburgh has the potential to track the carbon stored within forests, taking away one of the barriers to private investment in REDD