Deforestation reduction mechanism faces trouble finding financial support, says study

A lack of financial support for a key scheme to fight deforestation is foreshadowing a dim future for the program, a recent paper finds. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), a movement that would create a financial system to pay landowners to keep forests standing, is suffering from an unclear future demand for carbon credits, said authors in a paper from the environmental group Conservation International, a strong supporter of REDD+ and the use of carbon markets to generate financing for conservation.

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