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Brazil takes cautious steps on REDD

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, December 8 2010   /  10:16 am

Forest issues have taken the stage in the ongoing climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico. The conference is expected to develop an agreement on REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) that will become the legal basis for forested nations to implement the plan for emission reductions in order to mitigate global warming. The Jakarta Post’s Adianto P. Simamora interviewed Brazil’s lead negotiator for REDD affairs, Thelma Krug, on what Brazil, the nation with the world’s largest rainforest, has done to prepare for the implementation of REDD. Below is an excerpt.

Question: What is the status of REDD-plus pilot projects in Brazil?

Answer: We are still creating a national strategy for REDD, which means we are developing what could constitute an institutional arrangement, with broad participation by civil society, business people and indigenous peo...