Children from the Lobi community sit on a recently felled tree in the Solomon Islands. In the last ten years logging has been running at nearly three times the sustainable level / Natalie Behring - Panos pictures
This media pack aims to give journalists an overview of a vital issue in global climate change negotiations. REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries – is a proposed mechanism to slow the loss of forests, but how it will work in practice is proving controversial, raising complex and emotive issues of national sovereignty, human rights, big money and corruption.
Reporting REDD examines the debates between the different organisations and individuals involved with the project. It also looks at the possible complexities involved: the sheer scale of the mechanism, and the difficulties there might be in measuring the amount of carbon being saved.
The media pack gives journalists the facts and figures relating to REDD and examines the hurdles, and competing interests, that REDD might encounter.
Panos London has also produced What's a forest worth? Forest-dependent people and the possible effects of REDD to accompany this media brief.