• Prospects for REDD+ boosted by Bonn agreement

    12 June 2015

    After 10 years of negotiations over the UN's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+ ) programme, diplomats in Bonn have made an eleventh hour agreement which will likely be carried into the Paris climate summit later this year.

  • Large investors accused of weak sustainable investment policies on forestry

    11 February 2015

    Most institutional investors have "poorly developed sustainable investment policies" regarding forest commodities, according to Forest 500, an initiative of the Global Canopy Programme (GCP), a UK-based think tank.

  • Lima meeting sees several attempts to clarify role of forest carbon credits

    03 December 2014

    Several reports are being launched at the current UN climate change conference in Lima, Peru, which aim to explain the complex situation regarding the REDD+ mechanism for issuing carbon credits to projects that conserve forests.

  • COP Blog: Dealing with the drivers of deforestation

    20 November 2013

    Week two of the UNFCCC climate change negotiations always marks the incoming of high-level ministers. This year, they arrive (we hope) to take the necessary strategic decisions that will ultimately lead to a climate change agreement in Paris in 2015.

  • Will COP19 deliver on REDD?

    07 November 2013

    The upcoming UN climate talks have been described as a 'REDD+ conference', according to Anna Bolin and Matt Leggett, who outline issues that negotiators must tackle to help drive demand for forest carbon credits

  • Natural capital roadmap launched

    04 June 2013

    An initiative to help companies in the financial sector account for natural capital has launched a roadmap, marking the start of a new phase in its development.