Multiple Benefits – Issues and Options for REDD

Author: Dickson, B., Campbell, A.
Date Published: May 2009
Multiple Benefits – Issues and Options for REDD

This paper provides an overview of the issues surrounding and opportunities for achieving ‘multiple benefits’ from Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD). The UN‐REDD Programme understands the term ‘multiple benefits’ to include both the ecosystem and social benefits of REDD.

It is an output of the International Support Functions component of the UN‐REDD Programme, relating specifically to the development of output 3.2: ‘Tools to encourage the capture of ecosystem service co‐benefits developed’, focussing on the ecosystem aspects of multiple benefits.