CANCÚN, Mexico -- The term "REDD +" was a particular focus of attention at December's Cancún conference on climate change. The initiative -- short for the Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation -- stands out as the newest, but perhaps the least-understood method to reduce global carbon emissions. If the Cancún agreement actually results in follow-up action, 2011 will be the year of REDD.

The Climate Change Agenda After Cancún: Part II

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This is Part II in a four-part series. Part I examined the follow-up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. Part II examines the REDD+ agreement. Part III will examine financial assistance. And Part IV will examine technology transfers and adaptation.

CANCÚN, Mexico -- Amid all the discussion of global warming and how the international community can deal with it, the term "REDD +" was a particular focus of attention at December's Cancún conference on climate change. The initiative stands out as the newest, but perhaps the least-tested and least-understood method to reduce global carbon emissions and abate rising temperatures. If the moderately successful Cancún agreement actually results in follow-up action, 2011 will be the year of REDD. ...

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