Stimulating Demand for REDD+ through Additional Mitigation Targets

As the global community seeks to adopt a new global climate agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties in Paris in December 2015 the challenge of reducing tropical forest emissions remains as important as ever. A diverse range of options exists for the European Union and its member states to generate funds to pay for verified emission reductions for countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. This paper (third of three) is a shorter version of the paper Stimulating Demand for REDD+ Additional Mitigation Targets and EU Effort Sharing that discusses how additional international mitigation targets can strengthen the European Union’s negotiation position in Paris.

A copy of this publication can also be downloaded from the Meridian Institute website.