German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA)
Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation: A Synthesis Report for REDD+ Policymakers
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
This synthesis report investigates activities (drivers) that lead to deforestation and forest degradation. It explores the relevance of drivers in REDD+ policy development and implementation, key interventions to address driver activity, the role of drivers for national forest monitoring and for developing REDD+ forest reference (emission) levels.
Roles of forests in climate change
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Forests have four major roles in climate change: they currently contribute about one-sixth of global carbon emissions when cleared, overused or degraded; they react sensitively to a changing climate.
Impacts of Future Climate Change
Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) Guyana
What is REDD+?
The REDD Desk
IPCC Reports for policy-makers
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation options.
Forests and Climate Change
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Forests and climate change is an important theme of CIFOR’s work. They investigate how to improve forest management and grow global tree cover to benefit the environment and livelihoods. The report “Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions”, particularly, provides a critical, evidence-based analysis of REDD+ implementation so far.