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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

Birch forest, Russia

Russia's forests examined

Andrey Laletin, of the Global Forest Coalition in Russia, gives the latest lowdown on the forest situation in Russia and explains that the main problem they face is forest degradation. He says a positive result of the global financial and economic crisis is that logging companies don't have the funds to build new infrastructure into remote forests, such as roads, rendering swathes of forest in Siberia, for example, inaccessible. …  

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