Reduced Emissions and Forest Degradation: Lessons from a Forest Governance

R Nussbaum, J Saunders, Johannes Ebeling | 2008 | Chatham House Proforest

REDD (Reduced Emission of Greenhouse Gasses from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) puts value on the carbon in standing trees that are at risk of destruction. The economic incentive this offers to forest conservation is, however, only part of the picture. This paper focusses on forest governance as an important factor in tackling deforestation. It identifies a number of critical challenges that need to be addressed in order to maximise the potential benefits of REDD.