Jump to Navigation


REDD+: Development Aid, Neocolonialism or Anticipatory Obedience towards do-gooder NGOs?

Climate change mitigation support to emerging or developing countries should be given by western industrialized (so called ANNEX I) countries. In Copenhagen leaders of the world have agreed to start some financing activities in the fields of climate change aid. Our bosses had been in the opinion that it would make sense to immediately start these financing activities and therefore called it “fast start funding” or “fast start financing of climate change mitigation”.

What is the difference between REDD and REDD+?

Many people are questioning the difference between REDD and REDD+, here is the ultimate answer to them:

REDD stands for:

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation


REDD+ or REDD plus or REDD-plus:

extends REDD by

Sustainable forest management in the tropics – panacea of folly?

A note by the Editor of ForestIndustries.EU: We wrote this article a long time ago. Many significant events happened since then and a huge amount of new knowledge has been collected by the global community:

The European Union (EU) isn't able (or willing) to get the idea of Forests issues...

October 2015: The Guardian simply ignores knowledge related to illegal logging and deforestation and furthermore isn't addressing the core problem of the EU FLEGT/EUTR/VPA initiative. Seems the just ongoing evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA/EUTR initiative will also not address the core problem and will just address the mismanagement of the process. There is still no political will to end this disingenuous campaign...

All that glistens is not REDD+

“Put the buzzwords deforestation, degradation, indigenous people and local communities, stakeholder process and carbon inventory in the terms of reference of your next forests based project and you can classify this project as a REDD+ project!”

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity of Forests - intrinsically bound toegether and to REDD+

Recently someone sent me a special issue about Ecosystem Services of the EU DG environment

When starting to read this leaflet I began to realize the difficulties of Central European Foresters (CEF) in understanding why the rest of the (biology/ecology/forestry) world is going to have endless discussions on how to differ between biodiversity and ecosystem services when applying forest management.


Subscribe to RSS-Feeds

by Dr. Radut