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The Costs of REDD: Lessons from Amazonas

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dc.contributor.author Viana, Virgíllio
dc.contributor.author Grieg-Gran, Maryanne
dc.contributor.author Della Mea, Rosana
dc.contributor.author Ribenboim, Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T20:13:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T20:13:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6111
dc.description.abstract "Reducing tropical deforestation is a major climate and development issue: forest clearing is responsible for roughly a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions, and the forest-dependent poor number over a billion. In the runup to the Copenhagen climate summit, REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and (forest) degradation by providing incentives to tropical forest countries – has been touted as one of the most cost-effective mitigation mechanisms on the table. But the benefits would be only temporary if forests saved today are cleared once incentives cease. Would the expense of maintaining such incentives over decades raise the price to uncompetitive levels? A forest reserve in Amazonas, Brazil, offers some of the first real-world data on the costs of REDD. Even with pessimistic assumptions about future pressures, the project’s carbon cuts look highly affordable." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IIED Briefing en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject forests--tropics en_US
dc.subject emissions en_US
dc.title The Costs of REDD: Lessons from Amazonas en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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