BOGOR, Indonesia (22 November, 2012)_A team of researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research have been cramped in a small speedboat cruising along the South China Sea for eight hours. Suddenly the boat pauses, crossing a stark threshold where the silted brown water of the sea fuses with a darker, thick liquid.
Integrating agriculture into REDD+ agreements will also be critical for the program’s success.
Media needs to be able to simplify the complexities of REDD+ to help build public understanding.
While negotiators decide on a clear long-term strategy, the question over ‘who pays?’ continues to cause controversy.
Countries face huge technical challenge in the accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions.
It is still difficult to know whether conservation projects are making an impact – either on conservation or on development.
The basic question for local communities - ‘what are we consenting to?’ - is still unanswered.
Mozambique aims to build capacity and increase their sense of ownership in REDD+.
"If we just look at forests for their carbon, we are missing a whole lot."