Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Drivers & Barriers for REDD

FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 4, May 2012

Greater coordination amongst donor countries is required in order to secure environmental and social standards and to monitor the readiness of host countries to move from the preparatory phase of REDD to generating actual reductions in emissions.

Clear and binding environmental and social safeguards must be implemented to ensure equal credible standards for all REDD actors.

Alternatives to public financing of REDD are necessary to secure long-term effectiveness of the mechanism.

Demand for REDD is dependent on internationally agreed compliance obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; demands from individual national emissions trading systems may impair the environmental quality of emission reduction units.