05 Apr '12, 1pm

Brazil can cut out deforestation by 2020, says governor of giant Amazon state via @mongabay

Brazil can cut out deforestation by 2020, says governor of giant Amazon state via @mongabay

Governor Jatene says the mechanism for REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) isn't clear yet for governors, noting that it excludes protected areas. This ends up being a disincentive for setting up new conservation areas. The governor is active in the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), an initiative pushing for state-to-state REDD pilot projects and agreements.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-swf_jatene_interview.html

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