As someone who works in reforestation and ecosystem restoration, I understand that working to combat global deforestation is the first and most important step to doing that. I am also well aware that some anti-deforestation measures are more effective than others. So I was fascinated to read a new and comprehensive scientific report assessing global methods to fight deforestation.
A Helpful New Report
This report, prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), was presented in a webinar during World Forestry Congress week in early May. It analyzes the work of REDD+, a global action plan developed by the United Nations.
REDD+ stands for “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,” and the plan aims to guide sustainable forest management and conservation, and to enhance forest carbon stocks in low- and middle-income countries.