REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation
The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on ‘REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation’ based on five case studies in Brazil, Colombia, India, Uganda and Tanzania elaborated by national organizations in those countries themselves. It was launched at the 19th Conference of the Parties of the Climate Convention in Warsaw. Among its conclusions are, that projects and policies to Reduce the Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+) fail to address the underlying causes of forest loss and might contribute to further deforestation instead.
Case studies elaborated by: Camila Moreno for Nucleo Amigos da Terra Brazil (Brazil), Diego Cardona for Censat Agua Viva (Colombia), Souparna Lahiri for Equations and the All Indian Forum of Forest Movements (India), Wally Menne for the Timberwatch Coalition and Envirocare (Tanzania) and Kureeba David Mutsitsa for the National Association of
Professional Environmentalists (Uganda)