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Key arguments against REDD+ (Carbon Trade Watch)

Carbon Trade Watch / June 2011 According to Carbon Trade Watch REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries) is a “global initiative to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests to compensate governments and companies or owners of […]

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REDD as part of the solution (UN REDD)

United Nations REDD programme / September 2009 In this video the speakers say the REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) programme is crucial to reducing deforestation in developing countries. They call for REDD to be implemented as soon as possible. According to the […]

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REDD+ Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science series (UNU)

United Nations University / August 2012 The video explains that REDD uses incentives to reduce deforestation in developing countries. The respect for the right to free, prior and informed consent is a key part of REDD. Interviews with indigenous and local communities as well as […]

(Antonio Cruz da Abr, deforestation in the Amazon, creative commons)

An introduction to REDD+ (Global Canopy Programme)

Global Canopy Programme / November 2012 This animated video explains the aim of REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is to address deforestation in developing countries. If deforestation is not tackled there will not be a solution to climate change. The video says that some […]

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Payments for Ecosystem Services – Learning Tools (Katoomba Group)

PES Learning Tools / Katoomba Group This introductory page is designed to support organizations who want to understand how PES can work in practice. The Katoomba Group was established in 1999 by Forest Trends. It is an international working group made up of experts from […]

(MagnusManske, coral reef, creative commons)

Introduction to ecosystem services (Ecosystem Marketplace)

Background document prepared by Ecosystems Marketplace The Ecosystems Marketplace website has regular news and reports on environmental markets, Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), climate change, water and biodiversity. In this introduction they provide a brief overview of the origins of the concept of ecosystem services […]

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Attaching economic values to our ecosystems (RTCC)

Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) climate change TV at Rio+20 / June 2011 Aly Abou-Sabaa from the African Development Bank explains why he believes it is so important to place an economic value on the environment because there is currently over exploitation of the oceans, […]

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What does “green economy” actually mean? (Stockholm Resilience)

Interview with Chee Yoke Ling (Co-director Third World Network) / September 2011 In this interview Chee Yoke Ling explains the different perspectives on the green economy ahead of the Rio+20 meeting. She outlines some of the concerns and fears of developing countries. These include that […]

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Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social (UNRISD)

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) / December 2011 Different organisations present their diverse perspectives on the green economy at the UNRISD conference “Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension” (2011) including: what the objective of the green economy project is […]

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