'Landscapes Approach' Dovetails With REDD+, Scientist Says

5 December 2013

A proposal to alleviate deforestation could benefit greatly from a cross-sectoral, holistic approach to land management, according to a top forest carbon expert.

The broader thinking of a “landscapes approach” is useful for planning and land-use assessments, which can integrate multiple land-use options and generate helpful scenarios key to devising strategies for maintaining forests’ carbon and forests’ health, said Martin Herold, an associate scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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