REDD+ and carbon markets:Ten Myths Exploded

November 4, 2011
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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