Outreach and media

OUTREACH

Launch of Global Assessment: Over a decade of REDD+: Outcomes and socio-ecological impacts

Virtual Side event at the XV World Forestry Congress
Seoul, South Korea; Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 17:30-19:00 Korean Standard Time (UTC+9)

Watch video:  https://youtu.be/N1RBozz4OGQ


Viewing of recorded REDD+ launch session
Meet Lead Author and Editor John Parrotta, IUFRO President
Swedish booth for IUFRO World Congress 2024, Seoul, South Korea; Thursday, 5 May 2022, 11:00-12:30 Korean Standard Time (UTC+9)


Read a blog post on 10 Years of REDD+: Outcomes and Socio-Ecological Impacts.

 

Forests, Climate, Biodiversity and People: Assessing a Decade of REDD+


Further outreach events

Over 10 years in, what has REDD+ achieved?
GLF Live
Date: 23 May 2022 
Time14:00 CEST / 08:00 EDT
Detailshttps://news.globallandscapesforum.org/56942/over-10-years-in-what-has-redd-achieved/

Video: Stakeholder views on REDD+ implementation in Brazil, with Dr Nathália Nascimento


MEDIA


Selected media coverage

Note: A summary of all articles will be published soon.

ENB (IISD):
Over a Decade of REDD+: Outcomes and Socioecological Impacts
https://enb.iisd.org/redd-outcomes-socioecological-impacts

ENB (IISD):
Highlights and images of main proceedings for 4 May 2022 (World Forestry Congress)
https://enb.iisd.org/redd-outcomes-socioecological-impacts-04May2022?msclkid=2acb73f6d05311eca17bf8f14867ec3a

Cambridge University:
New report assesses global anti-deforestation measures
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/new-report-assesses-global-anti-deforestation-measures

Inside Climate News:
New Reports Show Forests Need Far More Funding to Help the Climate, and Even Then, They Can’t Do It All
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04052022/forest-funding-climate-change-redd/

India Times:
Amid rise in extreme weather events, new report assesses global anti-deforestation measures
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/amid-rise-in-extreme-weather-events-new-report-assesses-global-anti-deforestation-measures/articleshow/91323626.cms

AZO Cleantech (UK):
New Report Evaluates Global Progress on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
https://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=31648

E&E News (USA):
https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/eenews/2022/05/04/u-n-program-to-curb-deforestation-has-murky-results-report-00029765

Creamer Media’s Engineering News (South Africa): Deforestation, forest degradation responsible for 10% of yearly human-made carbon dioxide – report
https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/deforestation-forest-degradation-responsible-for-10-of-yearly-human-made-carbon-dioxide-report-2022-05-04/rep_id:4136

Publico (Portugal):
Acção REDD+ contra desflorestação cobre 53 milhões de hectares em 56 países
https://www.publico.pt/2022/05/05/azul/noticia/accao-redd-desflorestacao-cobre-53-milhoes-hectares-56-paises-2004784

EurekAlert:
New report assesses global anti-deforestation measures
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/950950

Newswise:
New report assesses global anti-deforestation measures (newswise.com)
https://www.newswise.com/articles/new-report-assesses-global-anti-deforestation-measures

Scoop (New Zealand):
New Report Assesses Global Anti-Deforestation Measures | Scoop News
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO2205/S00052/new-report-assesses-global-anti-deforestation-measures.htm
 

 



 

 

 

 


The world's forests absorb 29% of annual CO2 emissions caused by humans, but forests continue being cut down to the point that over the past 300 years, global forest area has decreased by 40%. Reducing deforestation and forest degradation could avoid considerable CO2 emissions.


 

 

 

REDD+ is a framework created by the United Nations to enable payments between high-income and low-/middle-income countries and to guide activities in the forest sector aiming to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as to guide the sustainable management of forests.


 

 

Mangrove forests are highly productive ecosystems that hold benefits for people as a source of food or fuelwood and as a protection for coastal communities. They also play an important role in carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. REDD+ schemes should capitalize on the multiple benefits that mangroves offer.


 

 

Deforestation and forest degradation challenge the survival of many species, such as wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Since reducing deforestation decreases biodiversity loss, REDD+ has a potential to deliver biodiversity benefits, but there is still little evidence of the impact of REDD+ on biodiversity.


 

 

 

 

This community in Lao PDR depends on forests for their livelihoods. REDD+ can serve as a key tool to ensure that Indigenous Peoples, forest-dependent communities and other stakeholders are fairly rewarded for their role in forest conservation and sustainable land management.



10 years after the publication of the global assessment report on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme is currently preparing a follow-up study to update the latest available knowledge on the effects of REDD+ implementation. The study addresses questions such as i) How have the governance and operationalization of REDD+ changed in the last years? ii) What are the outcomes and influences of REDD+ implementation on carbon? iii) What are the influences of REDD+ implementation on biodiversity, livelihoods, and well-being? and iv) What are the challenges (including trade-offs) and lessons learnt from REDD+ implementation?

In light of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the preliminary findings of this study on the outcomes and socio-ecological impacts of REDD+ on forests, carbon, biodiversity, and people over the last ten years was recently shared at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Climate. The preliminary evidence shows that REDD+ holds the potential to capture carbon and stop deforestation as well as other positive synergies in the intersection of climate-nature-livelihood. However, there is an increasingly complex governance and finance around its implementation. Although promising, REDD+ has not delivered an easy solution. More could be achieved by monitoring and contesting the existing distribution of power, engaging different actors and adapting solutions to the local contexts.


GLF Climate: 10 Years of REDD+: Outcomes and Socio-Ecological Impacts