World leaders agree key mechanism to stop deforestation | WWF

World leaders agree key mechanism to stop deforestation

Posted on 13 December 2013    
Rio Pinquen, Manu National Park, Peru
© André Bästschi / WWF
In a hugely important conservation milestone, world leaders have agreed a finance package that will provide funds for tropical forest nations which are reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed the global REDD+ mechanism in November. WWF has supported this effort for many years, engaging both on the ground in the forest nations as well as at global policy and finance levels. REDD+ will fight climate change by addressing the 20 percent of global carbon emissions caused by forest loss - a major victory for the world’s tropical forests, the more than 1.6 billion people that depend on forests, and the Earth’s embattled climate.

Original story posted: 13.12.2013     Updated: 10.02.2014

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