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The Little REDD+ Book

The aim of the Little REDD+ Book is to help forest stakeholders to understand and compare current and future proposals in a consistent way in order to promote a consensus on how to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation. To do this the Little REDD+ Book introduces a framework which resolves REDD mechanisms into four distinct modules.

These modules can be thought of as independent building blocks that can be arranged in a ‘mix and match’ approach: taking the most desirable option from each module to create an effective, efficient, and equitable REDD+ proposal which maximises the potential benefits and minimises the perverse outcomes.

The Little REDD+ Book uses this framework to assess each of the proposals individually to allow clear comparisons to be drawn between the different REDD+ mechanisms. The individual proposals are then analysed jointly to show convergence and divergence in an effort to add clarity to the overall picture.

To help stakeholders understand the various proposals quickly and simply, key elements of the proposals have been presented graphically throughout this document. This visual language is introduced on page 33 and is also available on the inside back cover for quick reference. The book is produced by the Global Canopy Programme, an alliance of 37 scientific institutions in 19 countries, which lead the world in forest canopy research, education and conservation.

Read the Little REDD+ Book.