Governments Urged to Beef Up Reforestation Anti-Corruption Measures

28 October 2013

A scheme to ensure rich nations pay to help reduce emissions from deforestation was once seen as a source of encouraging progress amid otherwise faltering global negotiations to tackle climate change.

When hopes of a binding international climate treaty were dashed after the 2009 Copenhagen Summit, ministers found some solace in the fact they were able to salvage the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) mechanism at following year's talks.

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