REDD+ Developments in the Guianas



Posted on 09 July 2012  | 
Since 2007, one particular ecosystem service provided by forests has commanded attention worldwide: the sequestration of carbon. The uptake of CO2 by trees mitigates the devastating effects of climate change caused by the global rise of temperatures in the atmosphere through the ever increasing burning of fossil fuels.

REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) offers incentives for managing forests to reduce carbon emissions and to maintain the fullest range of values such as biodiversity, water supply, soil protection, economic productivity, sustenance and indigenous territories, thereby bringing multiple benefits for ecosystems and people.

This WWF publication REDD+ developments in the Guianas showcases the evolution of the concept of REDD+ in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and the numerous activities undertaken in these countries.
Amazonian tropical rainforest landscape seen from the inselberg in the Nouragues Nature Reserve. French Guiana.
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