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What does REDD stand for?

REDD stands for Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and Degradation

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A mechanism for emission reductions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is very likely to be included in a future climate agreement. The choice of REDD baseline methodologies will crucially influence the environmental and economic effectiveness of the climate regime. We compare three different historical baseline methods and one innovative dynamic model baseline approach to appraise their applicability under a future REDD policy framework using a weighted multi-criteria analysis.
As UNFCCC negotiations move towards powerful new mechanisms for compensating tropical countries for their reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, important questions remain: How much will REDD cost? Will it benefit forest people? Can forests in chronically cloud-covered countries be accurately monitored? These topics are addressed in four new studies just released by the Woods Hole Research Center in anticipation of the 13th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC.