Policy | VOL. 9, ISSUE 55, July-August 2009 |

REDD and Indigenous Communities in India

Earning financial incentives from carbon trading by avoiding forest emissions is known as REDD - reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation. The anticipated benefit from such transactions is alluring for economy-building developing nations but the advantages of such a policy need to be weighed before committing to REDD in totality. It is believed that deforestation accounts for about 18-20 per cent of global GHG emissions, a major issue related to climate change. It is estimated that 80 per cent of...

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