Financing REDD-plus: A review of options and challenges

Kimihiko Hyakumura, Henry Scheyvens

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    Abstract

    Introduction In this chapter we provide an overview of the options available and the challenges for the financing of REDD-plus readiness and its implementation. REDD refers to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the plus refers to the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. REDD-plus is now a hot topic on the international climate change agenda, and investment for readiness and demonstration activities are taking place in over 30 developing countries. This chapter provides an introduction to the REDD-plus concept, discusses the types of costs for REDD-plus as well as possible types of financing, and concludes with a number of observations regarding the complexities and challenges facing REDD-plus financing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages148-163
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781136224485
    ISBN (Print)9780203097878
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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