Not ready for REDD?

, by Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

It is clear that any effective international ’deal’ on climate change must decrease emissions from deforestation and land-use change that represent about a fifth of all emissions. An international mechanism to fund such reductions, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), is emerging as a global blueprint to achieve this, and expectations are high.

But designing a framework that will live up to everyone’s expectations will be hard, given the divergent political, institutional, technical and governance capacities within the developing world. Read more