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Special issue on REDD+ published

A team from Wageningen University (to which ALTER-Net partner Alterra is affiliated) have edited a special issue on the REDD+ programme.

Members of the REDD@WUR network have edited a special issue on the REDD+ programme (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) using an interdisciplinary approach. REDD+ is a UN programme which aims to use market and financial incentives in order to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and forest degradation. It is primarily implemented in tropical forests.

The special issue is now published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and includes 18 contributions and is edited by Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Aarti Gupta, Martin Herold, Marielos Peña-Claros and Marjanneke J. Vijge. Contributions provide a historical perspective of the negotiations, include lessons learned from current REDD+ activities, discuss co-benefits and safeguards, propose ways forward to implement this mechanism, summarize techniques for carbon estimations and monitoring, and much more.

The link to the Special Issue (on Elsevier ScienceDirect) is: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18773435/4/6.

WUR (Wageningen University and Research Centre) is a partner in the EU-funded ROBIN project, which is coordinated by ALTER-Net's NERC-CEH and also involves three other ALTER-Net partners: Alterra, ISE and PIK. The special issue contains contributions from staff at WUR and elsewhere.

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