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New report released on the drivers of deforestation

The study includes recommendations to support the ongoing international climate negotiations as well as country level plans and interventions to affect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.

Authors Gabrielle Kissinger, Martin Herold and Veronique de Sy address the long-term viability of REDD+, which depends on altering business-as-usual activity in sectors currently driving greenhouse gas emissions from forests. The synthesis report investigates activities that drive deforestation and forest degradation. It explores the relevance of these drivers in REDD+ policy development and implementation, key interventions to address driver activity, the role of drivers for national forest monitoring and for developing REDD+ forest emissions reference levels.

This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the United Kingdom Departments for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and International Development (DFID) and the Government of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative.

See the full report