REDD+ Audio Resources

Michael Verdone riding in the back of a pick-up on the way to Mukura forest reserve, West Province, Rwanda

Environmental Economics & Landscape Restoration

Interview with Michael Verdone, IUCN’s environmental economist working in the Global Forest and Climate Change Programme. …  

31 Oct 2013 | Audio

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

REDD hopes

Conserving of our tropical forests is key to combat climate change. Ytha Kempkes, lobbyist with IUCN Netherlands, tells us all about REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, which is part of the ongoing climate negotiations. Alex Dadzie, from the Ghana Timber Association, explains how REDD would benefit the industry and forest communities in his country. …  

29 Jun 2010 | Audio

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

The reality of REDD and the way forward

Reduced Emisions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) is an effective way to achieve a green economy. What needs to be done for REDD to work and to be sustainable? …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio

Private Sector

REDD needs more private sector involvement

Until now most of the work on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is being led by the public sector and non-governmental organizations in particular. This has to change, according to Chris Knight, of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who is involved in The Forests Dialogue, which IUCN helped develop. He says that REDD might not work if it is developed without significant input from the private sector. …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio

Bosque tropical

Who will pay for REDD?

If you found the acronym REDD, which stands for  Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, confusing, prepare yourself for a new one; REDD-Plus. Consuelo Espinosa, IUCN's Senior Forest and Climate Change Officer, explains what the terms means and examines how REDD-Plus financing will work. She says that if developed countries are going to foot the bill, developing countries must be prepared to prove exactly what the funding they received achieved. …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio

Sagarmatha National Park

Make sure REDD rewards right people

Ghan Shyam Pandey, from the Federation of Community Forest Users in Nepal, speaks to Wild Talk about the community-managed forests in his region. He says Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) will have to compensate the communities who actually protect the forests, rather than the governments and state agencies, if it is to be sustainable. …  

01 Oct 2009 | Audio

Consuelo Espinosa, IUCN's Senior Forest and Climate Change Officer

Fantastic forests

Protecting forests and planting new ones is one of the most immediate and cost effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and help cool our planet. IUCN's Senior Forest and Climate Change Officer, Consuelo Espinosa, explains the mysteries behind REDD - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degredation - and decribes why the climate change negotiations cannot afford to drop "Degredation" from the final package. To listen, click here.  

04 Dec 2008 | Audio

Mrs Elise Buckle

IUCN to influence decision-makers in Bonn

At the last two weeks of conservation talks in Bonn, IUCN managed to put gender and social equity high on CBD's agenda. Will the Union be equally successful in doing so once again in the same city but for a different UN Convention? The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is holding sessions from 2 to 13 June and IUCN has a role to play. …  

04 Jun 2008 | Audio

Epiphyte of Borneo