Tanzania: REDD+ Mechanism Vital in Adapting Climate Change

17 September 2013

There is concern that poor people who depend on wood for fuel and building materials will become even poorer if they are denied forest access as a result of the mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), and that many people involved in the charcoal industry would lose jobs.

However, the mechanism designed to create an incentive for stopping the forests from being cut down and its degradation which helps to decrease or reduce emissions of carbon into the atmosphere, could simultaneously address climate change and rural poverty, while conserving biodiversity and sustaining vital ecosystem services.

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