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Why all the fuss in Copenhagen about reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)?  In part because, it offers the quickest, most cost-effective way to reduce emissions today rather than tomorrow, but also because it gives people in developing countries an opportunity to develop sustainable lievlihoods by acting as guardians of the ecosystem, as this film by Jeffrey Barbee makes clear.

 

Why all the fuss in Copenhagen about reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)?   In part because, it offers the quickest, most cost-effective way to reduce emissions today rather than tomorrow, but also because it gives people in developing countries an opportunity to develop sustainable lievlihoods by acting as guardians of the ecosystem, as this 26-minute film from documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Barbee makes clear.

13 December 2009 | COPENHAGEN | CIFOR’s third annual Forest Day has wrapped up at COP 15 in Copenhagen, where new technologies are making it easier and more cost-effective than ever to measure, report, and verify the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

But what does REDD mean on the ground, for the people who live and work in areas where it’s being implemented? Documentary film-maker Jeffrey Barbee offers this glimpse into the impact of these projects on local communities — a perspective that is often missed in these talks.  

High-resolution CDs will be available through Barbee’s web site shortly.

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