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Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy

21 March 2014

A new report outlines how integrating REDD+ programmes into a Green Economy approach can conserve and even boost the economic and social benefits forests provide to human society.

Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy, a report by the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the UN-REDD Programme, lays out recommendations to deliver the new integrated REDD+ and Green Economy approach, including better coordination, stronger private sector engagement, changes in fiscal incentive frameworks, greater focus on assisting policy-makers to understand the role forests play in propping up economies, and equitable benefit sharing.

The United Nations Collaborative Initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) - jointly implemented by the FAO, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNEP - supports REDD+ readiness efforts in 50 partner countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.