This brief is a first output of a collaboration on REDD between the WWF's Forest and Climate Programme and the REDD@WUR network of the Wageningen University and Research.
This first brief explores the concept of non-carbon benefits (NCBs), one of the ongoing items of discussion at international REDD+ negotiations and in the elaboration of domestic implementation strategies. We look into how NCBs can be understood and various ways they can be assessed and incentivized. We argue that NCBs play a crucial role reducing the risk of reversals, supporting carbon permanence, and overall improving the outcomes of REDD+ actions. The brief uses concrete experiences to illustrate, and it provides a number of recommendations for what can be done at international and domestic levels to effectively promote NCBs.
For a link to the policy brief, please click here.
For more information, please contact Dr. Mairon Bastos Lima of the Environmental Policy Group.