TITLE

Creating incentives for avoiding further deforestation: the nested approach

AUTHOR(S)
Pedroni, Lucio; Dutschke, Michael; Streck, Charlotte; Porr�a, Manuel Estrada
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Climate Policy (Earthscan);2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p207
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Since 2005, Parties to the UNFCCC have been negotiating policy options for incentivizing reductions of (greenhouse gas) emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in a future climate regime. Proposals on how to operationalize REDD range from market-based to pure fund-based approaches. Most of the current proposals suggest accounting for REDD at the national level. Accounting for emission reductions and implementing policy reform for curbing deforestation will take time and imply high levels of technical and institutional capacity. Therefore it is essential that developing countries receive sufficient support to implement national REDD programmes. To save time and ensure prompt action in reducing deforestation, a REDD approach is proposed that integrates project-level and subnational REDD schemes into national-level accounting. This 'nested approach' can achieve meaningful reductions in GHG emissions from improved forest governance and management, while allowing for an immediate and broad participation by developing countries, civil society and the private sector.
ACCESSION #
36850919

 

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