Slowing Climate Change through Better Farming
Early Results of the “RT-REDD Consortium”
Most of the world’s tropical forests and carbon emissions from deforestation are in nations or states that are developing REDD+ programs to slow deforestation as their farmers prepare to certify their farms under one of the agricultural commodity roundtables. These parallel processes could become self-reinforcing, slowing deforestation, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, while improving the sustainability and social benefits of agricultural systems. But they are currently disconnected.