In May 2010, Norway agreed to contribute up to $1 billion towards reducing deforestation and forest degradation and loss of peatland in Indonesia, which now account for more than 80 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The “Letter of Intent” is a promising first step, yet the two countries must still settle key details of the agreement. Below is WRI’s analysis of the Letter of Intent and recommendations for what should be addressed next.
An update on the role of forests and REDD in the international climate negotiations.
By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change.
To combat global warming, forests must be part of the solution. How can we make good forest stewardship a reality?
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.