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Report Released on EU Financing for Forests

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Meridian Institute is providing facilitation and strategy assistance to expert authors preparing two papers that explore a diverse range of options 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 to foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (also known as REDD+).

These options can broadly be divided into those that create demand for REDD+ credits and those that mobilize finance that governments can use for REDD+ payments. Demand as well as finance can come from the private or public sector. They can be mobilized by taking legislative or political action at the level of the EU or at the level of one or several member states.