REDD - finance mechanism of the future?

Negotations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) have been underway under the Framework Convention on Climate Change since 2005. A major feature is for tropical forest countries to receive financial compensation from industrialised nations when they preserve their forests and thereby contribute to climate protection. Brazil and Indonesia, major forest countries with high CO 2 emissions due to deforestation, have taken individual paths to establish a compensation mechanism of this type. Their approaches address several methodological problems for which uniform solutions are not yet available. 

Johannes Scholl
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
Brasilia, Brazil
Stefanie von Scheliha
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
Eschborn, Germany

Download this article in magazine layout