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What is REDD+?

|What is REDD+?

What is REDD+?

REDD+ stands for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and is a model that promotes avoided deforestation and sustainable forest management in order to protect and enhance existing forest carbon stocks. REDD+ projects alleviate poverty by empowering forest communities to earn an income from the carbon offsets that the forests generate. These forest carbon offsets are then sold to companies and individuals looking to offset their carbon emissions and play a role in the process of climate change mitigation. The benefit of the REDD+ model is that it gives trees a greater value when alive, rather than cut down, thereby promoting and incentivising responsible forest management and conservation.

By | 2016-05-03T12:15:45+00:00 August 26th, 2015|

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