Governance key to reduce emissions from deforestation


Solheim talks about REDD at Colombia in NYC in May 2009. Photo by Berit Hessen.

Solheim talks about REDD at Columbia University, New York City in May 2009. Photo by Berit Hessen.

A new report on ecosystem services, climate and forest was launched on World Environment Day 5 June. Commissioned by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, and carried out by the International Institute for Environment and Development, the Centre for International Forestry Research and the World Resources Institute, the report looks into how compensation for ecosystem services could contribute to Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD).

Important preconditions for success include supporting improved forest governance, land tenure and rights for forest dependent communities, as well as scaling up current small-scale experience with Payment for Ecosystem Services. Special measures needs to be introduced in implementation to ensure benefits for the poor.

Download the report from International Institute for Environment and Development

Read about the workshop at FNI regarding the report

Read more about the Norwegian Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Read New York Times article about the report


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