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Safeguarding natural forests through the voluntary REDD+ scheme

Over 100 of the world’s leaders pledged to end deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 climate summit in a bid to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. The REDD+ scheme is the best hope to achieving this target.

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Fig. 1: A snapshot of current and projected future deforestation in the global south.
Fig. 2: An overview of REDD+ theory of change and transformation over time.


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The authors report that they are employed at a company (Everland LLC) that may be affected by the research reported in the enclosed paper as they work with the developers of REDD+ projects.

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Pauly, M., Tosteson, J. Safeguarding natural forests through the voluntary REDD+ scheme. Nat. Plants 8, 861–866 (2022).

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