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What is REDD+?

Degradation and deforestation of the world’s tropical forests are cumulatively responsible for about 10% of net global carbon emissions. Therefore, tackling the destruction of tropical forests is core to any concerted effort to combat climate change. Traditional approaches to halting tropical forest loss have typically been unsuccessful, as can be seen from the fact that deforestation and forest degradation continue unabated.

REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) incentivises a break from historic trends of increasing deforestation rates and greenhouse gases emissions. It is a framework through which developing countries are rewarded financially for any emissions reductions achieved associated with a decrease in the conversion of forests to alternate land uses

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Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Ecological services
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest protection support
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition Last updated: 6 April, 2016
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Author (corporate) The REDD Desk
Publication date 2016
Keywords REDD+,UNFCCC,Climate Agreement
Date uploaded July 24, 2018, 16:00 (UTC)
Date modified July 25, 2018, 02:02 (UTC)