Policy Brief – Research and Financial Innovations in Support of Brazil’s INDC Process


Daniel Nepstad, David Tepper, David McGrath, Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Rupert Edwards, Briana Swette, João Shimada


With less than five months to go before the UN climate summit in Paris, Brazil is poised to lead. A 90% reduction in deforestation nation-wide is within reach. Combined with the country’s recent pledge to reforest 12M hectares of land, this reduction would allow the world’s most forest-rich tropical nation to achieve zero net deforestation and zero net forest carbon emissions.