Shades of REDD+: We have to talk about leakage

Shades of REDD+: We have to talk about leakage

We have to talk about leakage - one of the most controversial and (maybe?) misunderstood issues around REDD+ implementation. Climate Focus Co-founder and Director Charlotte Streck sheds some light on the science and the strategies behind managing leakage in part ten of the “Shades of REDD” series published by Ecosystem Marketplace.

While leakage is not particular to deforestation, it has been discussed with more fervor in the context of REDD+ than in any other sector. The perceived challenge of managing leakage, among others, kept consideration of tropical deforestation out of the Kyoto Protocol and is discrediting the reputation of avoided-deforestation projects.

Read the complete post here.