- Results-based finance is a cornerstone in the approach to REDD+, as outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Results-based finance will need to consider not only carbon/emissions-related payments but also incentives for intermediate outputs (such as policy performance) in order to effectively reduce deforestation and forest degradation.
- A major gap in the current guidance for REDD+ finance is a lack of clear, context-relevant criteria and metrics to help justify and mobilize payments.
- Negotiation and agreement on performance outputs and outcomes and their indicators are critical to ensuring national/local ownership and compliance.
- Understanding the variation in costs and who is bearing the different costs of REDD+ will be critical in setting payment levels that can incentivize both carbon-effective and equity outcomes.
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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Wong, G.; Angelsen, A.; Brockhaus, M.; Carmenta, R.; Duchelle, A.E.; Leonard, S.; Luttrell, C.; Martius, C.; Wunder, S.
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Bonn Hub Leader and Managing Director of CIFOR Germany