Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 36, pp. 373-396, 2011
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) policies, projects, and interventions are among the most prominent of recent attempts to mitigate climate change. Because REDD+ projects focus on forests, they simultaneously affect socioeconomic and ecological outcomes at local, subnational, national, regional, and global levels. This review assesses the promise of REDD+ for the continued ability of forests to provide multiple benefits to human societies at multiple scales. We survey REDD+ efforts at different levels, examining them through an actor-oriented approach. The article highlights the criticality of collaborative action to enhance desired outcomes of REDD+ efforts. In summarizing major REDD+ future trends, the paper emphasizes the need to learn from past forestry, agricultural, biodiversity, and development policies, and for adaptive policy making.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 5, 2011
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