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REDD Grows Up

Written by Erin Myers Madeira on . Posted in COP17, The Wonk Room

…ts if we can’t save the people.” Dr. Goodall has seen first-hand what it takes to save the forests, and she sees REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) as a promising part of the solution. Unfortunately, down the road at the negotiations, and in the media coming out of the conference, the concept of REDD+ remains tied down by misconceptions, with many describing REDD+ as a purely project-style approach to conservatio…

So, what is REDD, anyway?

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn

There’s a lot of talk about REDD at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, but what does this concept of conserving forests to fight climate change really mean? One working definition used by The Nature Conservancy: REDD+ is an innovative effort based on the idea of placing a value on the critical role that forests play in regulating the earth’s climate. The concept involves reversing the trends of forest destruction by providin…

Forest Carbon in Indonesia: A Pathway to Prosperity

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

…n Indonesia meet the President’s “7/41” growth and emission targets? These are all excellent questions. In fact, REDD+ will not only accommodate the growth of these critical industries, it has the potential to accelerate growth and prosperity in Indonesia. Three key points to keep in mind. First, REDD+ is not about slowing growth, but about growing in a smarter way that minimizes impacts on the forest. For example, emerging research by The Nature…

Now, You Too Can Learn How To Reduce Carbon Pollution from Forest Destruction

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Act, Learn

…ng us here on Planet Change for a little while then you have probably heard us mention a little something called REDD+. In fact, you may have closely followed my colleague’s fervent love affair with REDD+, traveled with me into the Brazilian Amazon to see how REDD+ might work on the ground, or puzzled over frozen Norway’s dedication to seeing REDD+ transform the tropics. I hope these stories have helped you learn a little bit about how this new i…

A Global Partnership to Fight Climate Change

Written by Wahjudi Wardojo on . Posted in Learn

…ources of emissions has been much slower. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+) is a refreshing case of common ground between developed and developing countries. Although a strong system for REDD+ could ultimately attract billions in public and private funding to keep tropical forests healthy, there is a lot of hard work that needs to get done, both in individual countries and at the international level, be…

A Detailed Analysis of Some Promising Pieces of the Durban Decisions

Written by Duncan Marsh on . Posted in COP17, Learn, The Wonk Room

…w and halt deforestation emissions. Also worth noting are the encouragement of the Green Climate Fund to finance REDD+, and the mention of a Bolivian approach to REDD+ that meshes both adaptation and mitigation (actions that avoid heat-trapping emissions). While not the conventional approach to REDD+, this integrated approach could make sense in a future world of significant climate impacts on forests. The other decision involved making sure coun…

Despite Lack of Climate Progress, Leaders Seeing Forests for the Trees

Written by Greg Fishbein on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

…who live and work in and around forests. Fortunately, we have four great reasons to be bullish on the future of REDD: 1. The world is with us. In spite of the challenges of achieving U.S. and global agreements on broader climate issues, 190 countries resoundingly agreed in December that REDD must be an integral part of the climate solution. And a broad group of countries have committed more than $4.5 billion in public funds – to be spent by 201…

How Can Forest Conservation Benefit People? New Report Shares Lessons from Around the World

Written by Erin Myers Madeira on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

…ation and natural resource management goals, are at the heart of the new report titled, “Sharing the Benefits of REDD+: Lessons from the Field.” The report addresses the following questions: What can we learn from natural resource management and benefit sharing mechanisms for REDD+? How can investments in REDD+ benefit people now? How can tropical forest countries meet dual goals of conserving forests and increasing economic development? In thi…

Improving Forestry for Nature, People, and the Climate

Written by Mark Tercek on . Posted in Learn

…” in policymakers’ jargon) can be a triple win for nature, people and our world’s climate. But REDD+ does have its critics. As head of The Nature Conservancy, it’s easy for me to explain why my organization wants to reduce deforestation. However, some question why we support another part of the REDD+ equation — improving forest management for the sustainable harvesting of wood. Why create incentives for cutting down…

Forest Carbon Confessions

Written by Bronson Griscom on . Posted in Learn

…about giving that $25 million to forest conservation?  Well, that’s pretty much the idea behind a concept called REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.  Yeah, bummer, another acronym, but if you think you might also love the goddess Forest Carbon, we need to make REDD happen. REDD is about more than just paying someone to plant a tree and walk away.  It’s about creating a system of incentives for farmers and local com…

Cancún Talks Set to Further Local and Global Solutions to Climate Change

Written by Andrew Deutz on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

…so closely tracking the “REDD+ Partnership,” encouraging it to evolve into an effective coalition for furthering REDD readiness and pilot-project implementation in developing countries as well as a forum for sharing lessons about REDD implementation and finance. And we are supporting the development of a similar partnership on adaptation to accelerate implementation and lesson-learning. And, of course, we are encouraging countries and others to m…

Community in Quintana Roo, Mexico Prepares Forest for Climate Change

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in Learn

…imate change. With 70 percent of forested lands in communally owned ejidos, Mexico can play an important role in REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (the “plus” includes reforestation, sustainable forest management and conservation). In a December 7 event during the talks, the governors of three Mexican states, Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche, are scheduled to announce t he launch of a REDD initiative in the…

COP 17 Resources

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in COP17, The Wonk Room

The annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate Change Conference, COP17 for short, is taking place this week (Nov 28) and next (week of Dec 5) in Durban, South Africa. Check out the official COP17 web site here: http://www.cop17-cmp7durban.com/ The Nature Conservancy is at COP17 to demonstrate how natural solutions can help fight carbon pollution and respond to climate impacts, and we’re working to help encourage the process t…

Politics in Brazil and Indonesia Reinforce Need for Incentivizing Forest and Farm Protections

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

…prospect for fighting the 15 percent of climate change pollution that comes from deforestation: a program called REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation)? The goal of REDD is to reduce the carbon emissions released when forests are cut down by placing an economic value on the carbon stored in forests, while maintaining clean water, clean air, and other benefits vital to long-term national prosperity. In Brazil, a signif…

Chasing Carbon: Family Heads to Rainforest to See Trees (and Dad) ‘in Action’

Written by Guest Blogger on . Posted in Learn

…als: First, he wants to observe what these conservation projects are doing in practice, on the ground. What does REDD look like with cattle ranching and coffee cultivation in Mexico? Second, he must explain “additionality.” That is, if these projects are going to truly be considered REDD, they must demonstrate quantitatively that they are going to add carbon to the forest. It is not enough to merely sustain their current levels of carbon (for ex…

Forest Carbon Confessions Part II

Written by Bronson Griscom on . Posted in Learn

Editor’s Note: The Nature Conservancy’s senior Forest Carbon scientist, Bronson Griscom, crazy science guy that he is, recently made the decision that — “before he bursts” – it was time to share with the world his love for Forest Carbon. We learned this to be true upon mysteriously receiving his diary via interoffice mail, which was enclosed with a brief note. Admittedly, none of us were surprised when we discovered this was going on. We’d…

Economist Reporter Wins Major Award for Shifting Spotlight to World’s Forests

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn

…Conservancy experts on the strategy of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. The “Better REDD than dead,” section of the series mentions the fledgling REDD program in the district of Berau, where the Conservancy is working with the national and local governments to implement policies that keep trees standing. The Conservancy works to develop pilot programs with states and large municipalities, in which the carbon stored in…

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