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Carbon markets and forest conservation: A review of the environmental benefits of REDD mechanisms

This report reviews four types of measures used in activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) to promote environmental benefits beyond mitigating climate change. These measures are: non-binding recommendations, support, minimum standards and incentives.

The authors conclude that national policies on REDD are key to determining the extent to which co-benefits are promoted.

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