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Forestry factors finally rate a mention.

The vital document tabled in Bali in response to this issue was a study by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which warned that the new push to "reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation," known by the acronym REDD, was in danger because of a routine failure to grasp the root causes of deforestation. The study sought to link what was known about the underlying causes of the loss of 13 Mha of forest each year to the promise - and potential pitfalls - of REDD schemes. CIFOR found that there was ample opportunity to reduce carbon emissions if financial incentives were sufficient enough to flip political and economic realities that cause deforestation, according to the research groups website.
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