The great REDD gamble. Time to ditch risky REDD for community-based approaches that are effective, ethical and equitable.
A Friends of the Earth report looks at specific case studies which demonstrate that REDD projects can facilitate rather than prevent the continued use of fossil fuels; exacerbate tensions over land and resource rights; have significant negative impacts on forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples and local communities; threaten food security; and even endanger forests. Some REDD projects have also faced significant financial difficulties, wasting considerable amounts of public funding.
See full report at: http://www.foei.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/The-great-REDD-gamble.pdf