Pubs off the Press

Volumes of fresh, new research and publications are being launched during COP 15, detailing the latest findings and most urgent messages regarding the need to address climate change, and to develop an equitable REDD+ mechanism.

We know you’re too busy to read them all, so we’ve reviewed them for you – take a look at the recommendations below. For further reading, please check out our resource library – Have You REDD?

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The Little Climate Finance Book: A Guide to Financing Options for Forests and Climate Change
Global Canopy Programme

This guide helps stakeholders to understand and compare different proposals for financing climate change mitigation efforts in developed and developing countries. It compares existing and proposed mechanisms according to three categories: revenue generation, delivery, and institutional arrangements.
Full PDF

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Emerging REDD+: A preliminary survey of demonstration and readiness activities
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Out of 100 planned and emerging REDD+ activities throughout the world, the majority are located in Asia according to this survey conducted by CIFOR researchers. The survey finds that, amongst other things, REDD+ policies will require more than PES-type scheme and call for investments in improved governance and policy reform.
Full PDF

We also encourage you to download and read CIFOR’s other recent REDD-related publications.

Realizing REDD: National Strategy and Policy Options
Edited by Arild Angelsen, CIFOR
Summary
Full PDF

Incentives+: How can REDD improve well-being in forest communities?
Eva Wollenberg and Oliver Springate-Baginski
Summary and PDF

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Policy Brief: Perceptions on Fairness and Efficiency of the REDD Value Chain
ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins

This policy brief examines the application of the Fair and Efficient REDD Value Chain Allocation (FERVA) method in Indonesia and Peru. It finds significant divergence in perceptions of REDD between stakeholders, and a need to balance ‘fairness’ and ‘efficiency.’

Full PDF

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The REDD+ Outlook: how different interests shape the future
Leo Peskett and Pius Yanda, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 

This background note describes the diverse agendeas driving the REDD+ debate, and outlines several possible trajectories for the future of REDD+ and how it may move forward. It cites the need to demonstrate how the features of REDD+ set it apart from previous approaches.

Summary and PDF

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REDD-Net Asia-Pacific Bulletin #1: Introducing Equity in REDD
REDD-Net and RECOFTC

This first issue in a series of Asia-Pacific bulletins focuses on the issue of equity under REDD. Highlighting specific experiences from Vietnam and Nepal, it introduces three issues of concern to civil society worldwide: benefit sharing, conflict, and participation.
Full PDF

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The REDD Negotiations: Moving into Copenhagen
International Institution for Sustainable Development

This paper examines some of the main issues in the negotiations, such as the scope of REDD, guiding principles, financing, MRV and institutional arrangements. Each section outlines one of these issues and sets out questions to be considered by negotiators.
Full PDF

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REDD+ Briefing Paper for Copenhagen
Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)

This briefing provides a summary overview of REDD+ in the different agendas of each negotiating body to the UNFCCC: SBSTA, AWG-LCA, AWG-KP, CMP, CBI, and the COP.
Full PDF

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IUCN Position Paper on REDD+
International Union for the Conservation of Nature

IUCN urges Parties to reach an agreement on a REDD+ mechanism that notes that the overarching aim is to avoid greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as a necessary component of achieving deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.  
Full text

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An Assessment of Monitoring Requirements and Costs of REDD

Journal Article: Carbon Balance and Management

This study found that the final design of a REDD framework will have significant impact on the cost of monitoring REDD activities. It recommends that monitoring activities be shared between countries and across sectors, to overcome initial costs and ensure equal access to monitoring technologies.

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