UN Emission Reduction Mechanism Ties Officials in Knots

13 December 2013

Nepali officials are at a loss whether the much-talked about UN emission reduction mechanism, developed to provide money for sustainable forest management, would reflect the interests of the country and its local beneficiaries.

Even after more than four years since the discussions on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus (REDD-plus), experts are not able to disseminate proper information to the actual beneficiaries, including the local forest communities. REDD-plus is a carbon emission reduction scheme for the developing countries like Nepal to get climate finance from the developed nations for their efforts in protecting forest from degradation and deforestation started at the national level.

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