CCI workshop report: REDD and biodiversity (14th October 2008)

CCI workshop report: REDD and biodiversity (14th October 2008)

This workshop on Reduced and Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was convened through the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Horizon Scanning project to bring together policy-makers, NGOs and academics to:

  1. Share an update on REDD policy negotiations;
  2. Discuss key issues for biodiversity related to alternative mechanisms for REDD and REDD implementation
  3. Identify short and longer term research priorities on biodiversity and REDD

The event was attended by 49 people from UK government, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, academics and businesses (see the list of participants on the final page of this report).

Suggested citation:
CCI (2008) CCI workshop report: REDD and biodiversity on the 14th October, 2008. Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Cambridge, UK.

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Biodiversity and REDD+

The conservation community are in broad agreement that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD and now REDD+) is an essential development in steps to tackle climate change and could bring significant benefits for biodiversity. However, this will require a number of key issues to be resolved; and there are risks to both biodiversity…