Climate and Carbon
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) initiatives provide an opportunity to generate sustained financing for the restoration and conservation of forest ecosystems, while addressing the global challenge of climate change.
A consensus has emerged on the importance of focusing on biodiversity conservation and habitat and resource management at landscape and seascape levels. Many critically important landscapes exist in areas where development pressures are increasing and public governance and financing struggles to keep up.
Marine resources face mounting pressure from mismanagement, poorly planned development, overfishing, destructive fishing practices, and the impacts of climate change.
Forestry and Land Use
The protection and sustainable management of tropical rainforests and peatland is an essential part of the international effort to reduce GHG emissions and stabilize the global climate system.