REDD+ Mechanism Could Be Too Late to Save World’s Rainforests

5 November 2013

Parliaments and national legislation are key to reducing deforestation, according to a report released last week by Globe International.

The global forum of legislators says Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo do not need to wait for a binding climate change deal in 2015 to reduce the destruction of forests.

Deforestation account for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is especially damaging because the jungles of the Amazon, Congo and Sumatra store vast quantities of carbon.

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