Safeguards and Multiple Benefits in a REDD+ Mechanism.

TitleSafeguards and Multiple Benefits in a REDD+ Mechanism.
Publication TypeResearch Brief
AuthorsMurphy D
PublisherInternational Institute for Sustainable Development.
Place PublishedWinnipeg, Manitoba Canada.
Year of Publication2011
Date PublishedMay 2011
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe primary goal of REDD+ is reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, consistent with the goal of the UNFCCC to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” REDD+ is expected to bring much more than emissions reductions; a properly designed mechanism is expected to contribute to multiple benefits. Depending on the location and type of REDD+ activity, these benefits potentially include poverty alleviation, indigenous rights, improved community livelihoods, technology transfer, sustainable use of forest resources and biodiversity conservation.
KeywordsBiodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation, forests, greenhouse gas, REDD+
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