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Advancing Forest-Friendly Development

January 2015

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The Nature Conservancy has released a report—Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+ and Low Emissions Development Programs—which reinforces the idea that with the appropriate investment and stakeholder support, low emissions development programs have the potential to become models of forest-friendly development around the world.

The report assesses current projects taking place in Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru, Mexico and Nepal, and provides initial learnings from those projects that can be applied to others in the future.

Our findings show that applying low emissions development activities at a landscape level can provide multiple benefits, but also requires patience and compelling value propositions to be successful.