03 Dec '11, 5pm

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban

REDD+ text for saving forests released in Durban mongabay.com December 03, 2011 An initial draft text on REDD+ — a proposed mechanism to compensate tropical countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation — has moved forward for discussion and approval at climate talks in Durban. CIFOR, a forest policy and research institute, called the text "robust" but warned that it currently falls short on monitoring and verification. “It looks like there is a fairly comprehensive approach to reporting on safeguards and carbon emissions but it does not address what will be required for verification of these systems,” Louis Verchot, CIFOR’s leading climate change scientist, was quoted as saying in a blog post. “Until these sort of things are worked out, without knowing who will be accountable and how are they going to be held accountable, there may be reticence to pu...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1203-redd_durban.html

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