Redd Essay

683 WordsMar 7, 20143 Pages
REDD+ The global forest sector, as its contribution towards dealing with the catastrophic climate change (Daviet et al., 2007) has continuously been devising various strategies. The strategies include development of programmes to combat deforestation. This has been done over the years by way of several physical/tangible activities. Therefore deforestation implies making available large amount of carbon for climate change and its associated problems such as global warming. In fact deforestation alone has been found to accounts for about 20% of global GHG emissions. This is larger than the contribution by even entire global transportation sector (Stern, 2010). Karky (2008) also notes that deforestation not only releases carbon into the atmosphere, but also has a negative impact on biodiversity, watershed and soil protection. A relatively new dimension to this goal of combating deforestation is through REDD and its advanced forms RED, REDD, REDD+, and REDD++. RED is Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and REDD is Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. 00Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is a set of steps designed to use market and financial incentives in order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and forest degradation. Its objective is to reduce greenhouse gases. Deforestation and forest degradation" implies a distinction between the two activities: • Deforestation is the permanent removal of forests and withdrawal of land from forest use. • Forest degradation refers to negative changes in the forest area that limit its production capacity. REDD involves offer of financial incentives (value) for the carbon stored in forests under the care of groups and individual land owners in developing countries in the bid to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in

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