Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is increasingly recognized as a critical element of comprehensive climate and sustainable development strategies.
Deforestation now accounts for more than 15% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions and costs the world economy an estimated $2-5 trillion annually . Yet forests continue to be more valuable cleared than intact.
The United Nations has therefore created the REDD+ mechanism to quantify and value the carbon storage services that forests provide. By creating economic value for the benefits generated by intact forests, REDD+ creates opportunities for developing countries to pursue sustainable, low-carbon pathways to economic growth while reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
REDD+ works. REDD+ projects are currently working with forest communities globally to restructure local economies towards sustainable land use, and REDD+ programs and policies continue to advance within global climate and development strategies.
The REDD+ Talks series has facilitated unparalleled discussion, insight, and partnership amongst REDD+ stakeholders. By bringing together representatives from business, policy, indigenous groups, forest communities, and civil society, REDD+ Talks demonstrates and further inspires tangible progress in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
Please visit the REDD+ Talks website for more information about past events. You can email “info at reddtalks dot com” for more information about our upcoming events.