Taking Adaptation Value Seriously: Designing REDD to Protect Biodiversity
Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 314, 2009
10 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last revised: 19 Mar 2014
Date Written: September 20, 2009
This article examines whether a reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism would have significant benefits for biodiversity, and observes that such benefits are closely aligned with the adaptation goals of the climate change regime. Due to potential negative impacts of REDD, the article suggests recognition of “biodiversity-enhancing” projects as well as creation of specific financial incentives to promote investment in such projects.
Keywords: climate, biodiversity, forests, credits, trading, Copenhagen, REDD
JEL Classification: K32, K33
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