Slowing Climate Change through Better Farming

Early Results of the “RT-REDD Consortium”


Claudia Stickler, Daniel Nepstad, Marcos Stabile, Andrea Azevedo, Tracy Johns


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.