To address climate change, it is critical to reverse tropical deforestation and to drastically reduce forest-based carbon emissions. Our team focuses on developing models for REDD+ that secure scalable ecosystem management while engaging those communities that live in and depend on forests in ways that improve their livelihoods.
We work in these landscapes because they face great peril but hold tremendous potential. They represent some of the most threatened tropical forests of the world in the three major rainforest blocks: the Amazon, Borneo and the Congo Basin – yet they offer the highest potential for carbon emissions reductions.
The diversity of social, political, geographical and ecological conditions across these key forest landscapes also present opportunities to comprehensively test approaches to REDD+ at scale – and to learn from the real world challenges and successes of how to best make REDD+ work.
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