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Reporting REDD

Reporting REDD is a media pack which aims to give journalists an overview of a vital issue in global climate change negotiations. REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries – is a proposed mechanism to slow the loss of forests, but how it will work in practice is the subject of fierce debate.

In this pack you will find:

Reporting REDD

A short media briefing explaining how the REDD mechanism might work and raising some of the key controversies to be resolved at Copenhagen and beyond. The text may be freely quoted, reproduced or translated, in part or in full, providing the source is acknowledged and any resulting documents are made freely available.
Reporting REDD

A Video News Release (VNR) on REDD, REDD revolution, which explains why REDD is high on the agenda in global climate change negotiations, and includes interviews with forest communities, campaigners, economists and politicians. These can be used free of charge in news packages about the subject.

To obtain a free broadcast tape or a downloadable version of the REDD Revolution video news release, please e-mail Dina Junkerman at tve: dina.junkermann@tve.org.uk Please note that the VNR is available in English and Spanish.

Reporting REDD

A short film, What’s a forest worth? Forest-dependent people and possible effects of REDD, which looks at the possible effects of REDD on forest communities and contains interviews with different stakeholders including environmental journalists on reporting the subject.

To obtain copies of What’s a forest worth? Forest-dependent people and possible effects of REDD, please contact ccmp@panos.org.uk

Reporting REDD

And finally a document, The state of REDD negotiations: Consensus points, options for moving forward and research needs to support the process, which has been prepared by CIFOR with the support of the UN-REDD Programme in order to assist national and regional negotiators to get ready for REDD and is a useful background resource for journalists.

This media pack is a joint initiative of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (the UN-REDD Programme).