To be successful, money pledged to protect forests must tackle the underlying drivers of deforestation.
Lessons from Developed Country Land Use Change and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Accounting & Reporting
This working paper analyzes developed country experience to date in relation to implementation of the LULUCF (land use, land use change and forestry) provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.
Incorporating the Perspectives of Local Stakeholders for Improved REDD Design
This working paper summarizes the feedback and conclusions from a series of workshops for local and indigenous communities in Cameroon and the DRC held in 2008 and 2009, discussing REDD design and implementation.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
President Lula’s targeted vetoes to controversial but landmark legislation mark significant progress towards protecting the Amazon forest.
Building Readiness for REDD by Supporting Developing Countries in the Fight Against Illegal Logging
If reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is to work effectively, developing countries will need support to build the capacities required for enforcing their own laws and regulations. At present, timber production that violates the developing country’s own laws both...
Reliable, long-term funding from the U.S. and other developed countries could help maintain forests and mitigate climate change.
The Role of Sustainable Development Policies and Measures in REDD
This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it...
The first step for developing countries to access financing under the Readiness Mechanism of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is the development of a Readiness Plan Idea Note (R-PIN). This paper considers the extent to which R-PINs approved by the FCPF trust fund...