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Focus on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation


Storing carbon: the options

With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rising, Julianna Fessenden examines technologies for locking the gas away.

Amazonian developments: conserving the rainforest

Saving the Amazon will require economically attractive alternatives to deforestation, says Tim Killeen of Conservation International.


Peru trials forest-loss monitoring system suitable for REDD+

Technique based on Landsat data is accurate and easy to use.

Forest degradation: firming up the second ‘D’ in REDD

Simple accounting technique calculates carbon emissions from selective logging

Protecting tropical rainforest: are parks or payments best?

Conservation planners and designers of REDD+ emissions reduction schemes could teach each other a thing or two about preserving tropical forest, whether for biodiversity or carbon storage

Brazil exports more carbon emissions

International community increasingly to blame for Brazilian deforestation for cattle ranching and soybean growth

Commercial agriculture is 'most important driver' of deforestation

Commercial crop growth is key, particularly in South America, with subsistence agriculture also to blame

Mapping tropical forest loss in Sumatra

New technique provides baseline information for REDD

Amazon basin sees shift from burning forest to savanna fires

Drought and changes in deforestation policy could be cause


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Changing the deforestation impacts of Eco-/REDD payments: Evolution (2000-2005) in Costa Rica's PSA program

Alexander Pfaff et al 2009 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 6 252022

Collaborative modeling initiative on REDD economics

Jonah Busch et al 2009 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 6 252019

Overcoming the livelihood risks associated with REDD: Options for policymakers

E Weinthal et al 2009 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 6 252003

Lessons learned from past influences on deforestation: Effectiveness, efficiency, equity and REDD relevance

Alexander Pfaff et al 2009 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 6 252002