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REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestations and forest Degradation

Rainforest in AustraliaUN-REDD ProgrammeDeforestation and forest degradation through agricultural expansion, conversion to pasture, infrastructure development, destructive logging, fires etc., account for nearly 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire global transport sector and second only to the energy sector. It is now clear that in order to constrain the impact of climate change within limits that society will reasonably be able to tolerate, global average temperatures must be stabilized within two degrees Celsius. This will be practically impossible to achieve without reducing emissions from the forest sector, in addition to other mitigation actions. More

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