UNEP Issue Paper No.7 - Bioenergy and REDD+ : Opportunities and Challenges

How do bioenergy policies relate to the REDD+ mechanism, is the subject of this new Bioenergy Issue Paper jointly authored by UNEP and the UNEP-WCMC. 
The potential contribution of bioenergy in reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases has been widely debated, both in terms of climate change mitigation potential and potential risk of increases in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from land use change. This has raised the question of how bioenergy policies relate to the REDD+ mechanism developed under the UNFCCC.  This issue paper examines the complexity of this relationship and stresses the importance of ensuring policy coherence across the relevant sectors.

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