Time to get serious about evaluating REDD+ impacts

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Gadeberg, M.

Forests and trees do indeed hold a lot of promise: Protecting and restoring the world’s forests, along with other land-oriented solutions, could deliver a third of the emissions reduction needed to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by 2030 as agreed under the U.N. Paris AgreementUnfortunately, forest conservation and reforestation at the necessary scale takes more than casting a magic spellIt is a big and complicated challengeFor more than a decade, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) has been expected to provide at least part of the solutionYet, despite the initial excitement over implementation of REDD+ initiatives at national, subnational and local scales, evidence on how, when and under what conditions REDD+ works best is scarce

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