Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+)

Local logging bosses ('patrons') attend a training session on business organisation and forest management in the remote miombo forest near Caia in Central Mozambique (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)
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Conscious that speaking at a training event for Mozambican Simple License loggers required some theatrical flourish to hold attention in the sub-tropical heat, Duncan Macqueen took to the stage
Marisa Carmargo presents approaches to equity in forest governance: Lessons for safeguard development at an event at COP20 in Lima (Photo: Donal Yeang via Flickr)
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Making the links between green supplies chains, zero deforestation and the private sector at COP20 in Lima
COP20 begins in Lima, where negotiators have gathered to discuss action to tackle global  climate change (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)
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The full programme of IIED activity at COP20 in December 2014, including video blog updates and round ups of the coverage from each day
Participants in the gender and environmental change workshop discuss REDD+ (Photo: Lucile Robinson/IIED)
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The UNFCCC has taken significant steps to promote women's increased participation in the global climate change negotiations process. It's a gain for gender equality, but gaps remain
Deforestation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, which has been pledged US$1 billion pledge of REDD+ finance from Norway (Photo: Josh Estey/Aus Aid, via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
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After several years of negotiations, a framework has been agreed to compensate developing nations for avoiding deforestation. IIED hosted a conference to examine what happens now
This family in the Mecati Forest, Mozambique, cut down trees and cleared the land on this hillside to grow a crop of cowpeas. They will use this land for two more years, use the cut timber for firewood, and them move on (Photo: Mike Goldwater)
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See how IIED's work during the International Year of Family Farming helped to raise the profile of family and smallholder farming and its contribution to eradicating hunger, reducing rural poverty and more
Members of Likawage Village Natural Resources Committee use beaters to prevent a lit fire from burning backwards towards farms (Photo: Deogratias Ndossi)
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The challenge of bringing a business-like approach to forest conservation, using REDD+ schemes, is complex and daunting. But three lessons learnt by a project in southeastern Tanzania can help ensure success
Mountains, forests and rice paddies in Nepal (Photo: Sajal Sthapit)
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Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests
An IIED workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on REDD+ gets under way (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)
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From 9-10 April, IIED hosted a workshop that aims to explore the latest thinking on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) — see the highlights here
Pilot projects including the Bolsa Floresta forest stipend scheme in Amazonas, Brazil, help to combat deforestation in Brazil (Google re-use licensed)
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Focus groups, choice experiments and votes in villages reveal big difference in how communities wish to be rewarded for avoiding deforestation

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