While forests provide numerous benefits for the global community, they are also a critical climate solution that developing countries offer to the world, and without which we cannot tackle the climate emergency. Combining an energy transition off fossil fuels with our planet’s natural solutions gives us the best shot at aligning to the elusive 1.5 degrees pathway by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
REDD+ makes rainforests worth more alive than dead, overcoming the financial incentives to destroy and degrade them for timber, agriculture and livestock grazing. Measuring and pricing the carbon captured and stored is currently the best method we have to value this critical resource. This is what the REDD+ Mechanism accomplishes. Through the creation of national programs, global record-keeping, and rigorous international measurement and verification, REDD+ is the only mechanism that is proven to slow deforestation on a global scale.