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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Long, Andrew, Taking Adaptation Value Seriously: Designing REDD to Protect Biodiversity (September 20, 2009). Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 314, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1476046

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