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Can payments for avoided deforestation to tackle climate change also benefit the poor?

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Leo Peskett

There is much to be said for accommodating avoided deforestation within the incentives system of the UNFCCC, including the CDM.  Deforestation is a major source of carbon emissions, possibly accounting for 20-25% of total anthropogenic emissions of GHGs, and arguably, therefore, one of the main causes of global environmental change.

David Brown, Leo Peskett, Cecilia Luttrell