Clinton Climate Initiative
Deforestation, forest degradation, and peatland emissions contribute to approximately 15 percent of human-caused global carbon dioxide emissions. Many countries cut down forests, for economic gain from timber, to clear land for large-scale agriculture, and for subsistence. The loss of forests and changing land use has been both a driver and a result of poverty in developing countries.
CCI’s Forestry Program is working with governments and local partners in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania and Guyana in two principal areas: developing sustainable forest management pilot projects including Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and measuring forest carbon emissions. Together these activities can help countries reduce poverty by creating a revenue stream from the sale of carbon credits and other forest goods and services.