Reducing forest-based greenhouse gas emissions
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is a way of paying poor forest countries to protect their forests and address climate change. These countries, such as Indonesia, Brazil or Papua New Guinea, could be paid "voluntarily", or payments could be linked to carbon markets.
More on reducing emissions from deforestation, and what WWF is doing
Offsetting carbon emissions
There is already a growing market providing economic and financial incentives for offsetting carbon emissions. WWF is working to ensure that forest carbon projects are well designed and do more than just reduce global warming.
There also needs to be social and environmental safeguards to ensure that biodiversity conservation, and the rights of poorer local communities and indigenous peoples are not compromised.
More on what WWF is doing about offsetting forest carbon emissions