Special Issue "REDD+: Protecting Climate, Forests and Livelihoods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing sequestration from forests is receiving political and societal attention, especially with the public’s focus on devastating storms, wildfires, and mounting areas of deforestation. At the same time, decreasing land-use emissions can be a highly visible means to impact net greenhouse gas numbers while benefiting lives, livelihoods, and the broader natural capital positives across supply chains, regions, and countries. The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+ – with the “+” representing enhancement of stocks, conservation, and sustainable management of forests) program is a global effort for accounting and promoting payment for positive forest impacts. Over the last ten years, REDD+ has been subject to investment to build capacity and for initial piloting. Now represents a significant junction point where practitioners can step back and see the outcomes of piloting. The sector can take stock of challenges and solutions in accounting greenhouse gases from forests, in creating emission reduction strategies and safeguard systems, and achieving emission reductions in private sector supply chains and in integrating private sector contributions into national REDD+ reporting. This Special Issue welcomes studies spanning all aspects of the actual and potential successes and failures of REDD+.
Dr. Timothy Pearson
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Forest degradation
- Greenhouse gases
- Supply chains
- Natural capital
- Carbon sequestration