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More than one billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihoods, and most of them are among the poorest people on earth. Primary forests, particularly tropical primary forests, are also home to half or more of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has the potential to improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change, but this significant potential can only be realized with the right approach. Learn about IUCN's approach to REDD+

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 Dr William (Bill) Jackson

Climate change, Restoration and Resilience

“We need to continuously, strongly and publicly argue that carbon sequestration is only one of many ecosystem services that forests can provide”. 

22 Jul 2010 | News story

PILON LAJAS BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND, INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, BENI, BOLIVIA

Indigenous peoples and REDD-plus

Challenges and opportunities for the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in REDD-plus …   | French

21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

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Smart finance

Peter Carter of the European Investment Bank explains the role banks can play in safeguarding biodiversity. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Multi-tasking

Biodiversity could benefit from funding being directed towards efforts to reduce deforestation under the climate change agenda. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Raising the bar

There are many ways to generate more support for conservation, some well established, others only just emerging. Dr Andrew Seidl explains. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

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Mind the gap

How much money is currently being spent globally on biodiversity conservation, how much more is needed, and for what? …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

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State of play

IUCN’s Chief Economist, Dr Joshua Bishop, introduces this issue by describing the emerging economic approach to biodiversity conservation. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, Papallacta.

Ecuador prepara su Estrategia Nacional REDD+

El IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, se desarrolló del 15 al 18 de junio, como parte de las actividades que desarrolla The Forest Dialogue (El Diálogo sobre Bosques) y la UICN. En medio de una numerosa participación de miembros de la sociedad civil, gobiernos y sector privado de EEUU, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Guyana, Ghana, Kenia, Uganda, Ecuador e Irlanda, el país recibió nuevos insumos para la construcción de su Estrategia Nacional REDD+. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

REDD hopes

Conserving of our tropical forests is key to combat climate change. Ytha Kempkes, lobbyist with IUCN Netherlands, tells us all about REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, which is part of the ongoing climate negotiations. Alex Dadzie, from the Ghana Timber Association, explains how REDD would benefit the industry and forest communities in his country. …  

29 Jun 2010 | Audio

Arborvitae 41

arborvitae Issue 41 - Forest finance

 Forest finance

  • Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
  • Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
  • REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
  • Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
  | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication


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REDD+ IN GHANA: Promoting a Pro-poor approach

Ghana's contribution to international efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change

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