Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy

Categoría: Publicaciones Publicado: Viernes, 21 Marzo 2014

building national capital reddBuilding Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy, a report by the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the UN REDD Programme, outlines that forests, forest services and products stand at the heart of climate change mitigation and an emerging green economy – also confirming importance of private sector involvement and commitment as encouraged by WBCSD Action2020 business agenda.

Supporting a wide sustainable development agenda, well managed forests provide multiple sustainable solutions - considering social and environmental dimensions and natural resources more broadly as sources of wealth, job creation and prosperity.

An investment of US $30 billion per year — just seven per cent of the US $480 billion paid in annual global fossil fuel subsidies — in the REDD+ forest conservation initiative can accelerate the global transition to green and sustainable growth and ensure the long-term wellbeing of tens of millions in developing countries, the report states.

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