30 Apr '11, 5pm

Benefits of REDD+ remain elusive | Eco Business

Benefits of REDD+ remain elusive | Eco Business

Still much to do for deforestation initiatives, say business leaders at today's B4E Summit in Jakarta. Photo: indonesiaforest.co.cc Businesses need to lead in the absence of government incentives for sustainability, but they must do so in a way that is efficient, effective and equitable, said participants on the final day of the Business for the Environment Global Summit. The conference brings together more than 700 people from business, government and NGOs to discuss ways they can contribute to environmental preservation. Key to those talks is a scheme to reduce emissions from deforestation and land degradation, or REDD. First floated by the United Nations, REDD’s aim is to balance economic growth with environmental and social stability by providing financial incentives to save tropical rainforests, of which Indonesia has the world’s third largest. Speaking at the opening...

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