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Strategic alignment: Integrating REDD+ in NDCs and national climate policies

Strategic alignment: Integrating REDD+ in NDCs and national climate policies

Key messages

  • Many developing countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) recognise the important role of forests and have put forward mitigation measures; however, these measures do not directly aim at reducing emissions.
  • REDD+ is included in most developing countries’ NDCs and climate change policies, but drivers of deforestation and forest degradation are not fully acknowledged.
  • NDCs will be ineffective in achieving their intended outcomes unless they include clear policies and measures to tackle the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as a transparent monitoring and evaluation framework.

Authors: Pham, T.T.; Moeliono, M.; Angelsen, A.; Brockhaus, M.; Gallo, P.; Hoang, T.L.; Ðào Thi, L.C.; Ochoa, C.; Bocanegra, K.

Topic: climate change, ecosystem services, mitigation, emissions, forests

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-602-387-079-0

Source: A. Angelsen, C. Martius, V. de Sy, A.E. Duchelle, A.M. Larson, Pham T.T. (eds.) Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions. 69-80


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