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Sustainability Indicators in Practice by Dorice Agol, Agnieszka Latawiec

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4 Monitoring REDD+ Impacts: Cross Scale Coordination And Interdisciplinary Integration

Amy E. Duchelle, Martin Herold, Claudio de Sassi

4.1 Introduction

Results-based compensation for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing carbon stocks (REDD+) is one promising way to help mitigate global climate change. Since the climate impact from reduced emissions (and increased removals) is the centerpiece of REDD+, countries are asked to set up systems to monitor changes in forest carbon stocks for reporting at the international level (Herold and Skutsch, 2011; Romijn et al., 2013). Yet, REDD+ monitoring goes beyond carbon for at least three reasons. First, REDD+ activities can promote a host of social and environmental ...

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