UN-REDD Publishes Brief on REDD+ and a Green Economy

UNEP Policy Brief29 November 2011: The UN-REDD Programme has launched a policy brief titled "REDD+ and a Green Economy: Opportunities for a mutually supportive relationship," which explores the concepts of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) as a source of investment for green development.

This Policy Brief explains that REDD+ investments maintain natural capital, keeping it from being converted to financial or physical capital. It furthers the idea that REDD+ is a natural capital-led investment strategy, and argues that it provides an opportunity for change to green development. The Brief outlines recommendations for creating a roadmap for REDD+ in the context of green development.

The brief was launched on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. [Publication: UN-REDD Policy Brief: REDD+ and a Green Economy]