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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+

Latest REDD+ news from IUCN

 

REDD Project Officer

PROJECT OFFICER
REDD Project Officer, Cameroon Country Programme …  

13 Sep 2010 | Job vacancy

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

REDD Readiness Requires Radical Reform - Report

Fight against global warming to benefit Ghana's forests and people if long standing challenges are addressed

Ghana’s forests, and the communities that live close to them, may be about to get a lucky break as the world scrambles to find reliable methods to fight the growing threat of climate change. …  

30 Jul 2010 | International news release

REDD Readiness Requires Radical Reform - Report

REDD Readiness Requires Radical Reform

Prospects for making the big changes needed to prepare for REDD-plus in Ghana. …  

30 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

 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

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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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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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IUCN's First REDD+ Roundup Newsletter
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    An iconic scene of East Africa

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