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REDD, Trading, and Governance


  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $25,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2008–October 31, 2008
  • Location Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The outcome of the 2007 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is to incorporate the first serious consideration of forest protection as a key element of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Those discussions could offer the prospect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions that come about from deforestation as well as protecting biodiversity of forests and the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. Current proposals, however, could give rise to perverse outcomes in which forest-dependent communities’ tenure rights are taken away and biodiversity is reduced. To assist in developing a stronger agreement, FERN will organize an invitation-only, strategy meeting of international climate negotiation, forest governance, property rights, and carbon trading experts.