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UNESCO’s “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Forum Initiates Discussion on REDD

13 February 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has published a lead article on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).

The article, entitled “REDD - Hot Topic for Climate Change,” describes some of the potential benefits and costs of REDD schemes, and poses two questions to the Forum: regarding how REDD could impact Forum readers' communities; and whether REDD could create new opportunities or negative impacts. The article requests readers to participate in an online discussion. [Link]