REDD+ and carbon markets:Ten Myths Exploded

November 4, 2011
Author:
Kate Dooley, Michelle Medeiros, Simon Counsell, Kate Horner

Over the last four years, the United Nations’ negotiations on Reducing Emissions from deforestation and Forest Degradation – REDD+ – has become increasingly central in global discussions on climate change. Unfortunately there are still a number of serious misconceptions about the suitability of carbon markets to finance forest protection. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate why these assumptions are false or misleading.

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