Our country has a long and proud history of forest conservation, with our indigenous peoples as the original stewards and conservators over their 7000-year-long legacy of wise use and accumulated traditional knowledge.
We are one of the examples of a high forest cover and have maintained one of the lowest deforestation rates on Earth (after peaking at 0.079% in 2012 the rate constantly dropped, reaching 0.048% in 2017).
By destroying our forests, we reduce our own quality of life, gamble with the stability of climate and local weather, threaten the existence of other species, and undermine the valuable services provided by biological diversity. The loss of our forests causes wide-reaching problems, affecting not only wild plants and animals but human beings as well.
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.
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.
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.