REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation ) as a Part of Solution

August 30, 2017 | 10:41 am | By: Climate Reality Project Nepal


Climate Change is happening and it’s real. There are many alternative ways that can reduce the impact of climate change. International communities and UN are working out a lot to find a concrete solution in order to mitigate GHGS in an atmosphere. 

Theere are different measures that are adopted by UN and International communities like Shared vision, transfer of technology, mitigation, adaptation, capacity building and so on. Here we are very much getting into and found one of the mitigation measures that can make a drastic change which is very clear word REDD +.

REDD stand for Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation where as REDD + Stand for conserving forest, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon in forest.

According to IPCC 30percent of the worlds land area is covered by forest and deforestation and forest degradation is a source of 16 to 20% of Green House Gases (GHGs) emission. In order to avoid the risk of Climate change we shall be aiming to hold Temperature below 2 degree Celsius.

REDD is essentially a switch of paradigm and it is very essential for indigenous and forest communities to work with government and government to work with looking at the interest of these communities.

Indigenous people and forest community will 100 percent benefit from thei REDD coz these communities are paid for sustaining the forest and it is very crucial the involvement of indigenous people and forest communities are ensured and their right to control over and manage the forest are respected by government and the international communities.

Developed countries are allocating funds for the economy of developing countries. REDD  is extremely effective way of ensuring that mitigation of GHGS takes place and its very cost effective.

Therefore, government from developing countries need to push REDD in hardest as it is important part of mitigation measures and implement as quickly as possible.

BY : Phurpa Lama