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The narrow road of Payments for Ecosystem Services (Martyn Murray)

Martyn Murray / IUCN – Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group / March 2013 Murray picks through the main debates around Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. He argues definitions are becoming too broad because they are including very diverse types of ecosystem services such […]

(Threat to Democracy, slash and burn agriculture in the Amazon, Flickr creative commons)

The Story of REDD: A real solution to deforestation? (FERN)

FERN / April 2012 This animated video looks at the causes of deforestation which leads to local communities losing their livelihoods and human rights abuses. As a response to climate change the United Nations and World Bank are proposing REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and […]

People's Summit at Rio+20

Declaration of the People’s Summit at Rio+20

Civil Society People’s Summit / Rio de Janeiro / June 2012 Final Declaration of the People’s Summit at Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice in Defense of the Commons, against the Commodification of Life.   Key paragraphs of the civil society statement include: Social and […]

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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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