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Financing REDD: New report from CIRAD recommends “sustained investments”
August 17, 2012
A recent report by CIRAD (La Recherche Agronomique Pour La Développment) sums up many of the key issues regarding REDD and recommends that instead of performance-based payments for reduced deforestation, sustained investment is needed.
Earlier this year, Alain Karsenty of CIRAD produced a report titled, “Financing options to support REDD+ activities”, for the DG “Climate Action” of the European Commission. Natcha Tulyasuwan (CIRAD), Global Witness and Driss Ezzine de Blas (CIRAD) also contributed to the report, which is based on a literature review of financing options.
The report provides an excellent overview of the discussions about financing REDD, including a useful history of REDD in the UNFCCC negotiations. It provides a timeline and explains the agreements reached at Cancun and Durban and outlines the concerns that remain to be negotiated if REDD is to succeed.
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Keywords: finance, financing, project, REDD