Donald Trump wants to revive the coal industry. But Redditors from declining US coal towns say their families need a future rather than a return to the past
COMMENT: UN efforts to protect forests in developing countries must also show economic benefits
RTCC speaks to five REDD+ experts to see what the rainforest preservation scheme has achieved, and where it goes from here
Bitter dispute over indigenous people’s forest rights resolved, paving the way for implementation of forest protection scheme
Global Canopy Programme’s Christina MacFarquhar and Matt Leggett argue climate and trade negotiators must work together to ensure rainforest protection
Leading UNEP official tells RTCC 64,000-hectare forest carbon scheme valuable lessons for the future and could encourage investors
No agreed REDD+ text and key decisions postponed, but experts tell RTCC they still have faith in the scheme and believe countries do too
COP18: Jessica Boyle from the IISD outlines what progress needs to be made on negotiations relating to REDD+ at the UN climate summit
New report calls on policymakers to better understand the biodiversity and livelihood benefits of forests to ensure the success of REDD+.
Global Canopy Programme’s Andrew Mitchell says breaking down complex language of REDD+ vital to ensure the scheme succeeds
Market for carbon credits from forests needs to be signed off at COP18 if innovative finance mechanism has a chance of success
CBD COP11: Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia and Argentina argue REDD+ discussions should be left to UNFCCC conference
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?
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.
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?