CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.


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Key messages

  • Deforestation and forest degradation are complex problems with many connected social, economic and environmental challenges. Reversing deforestation can only be addressed through sustainable land-use management and improved social cohesion.
  • REDD+ provides incentives to developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
  • Improved efforts are needed to boost confidence in carbon markets as potential sources of finance in Indonesia.
  • Multi-level governance and private sector involvement are crucial to success in DRC.
  • Vietnam aims to expand REDD+ to mangrove and wetland environmental services.
  • Peru reduces deforestation and now includes peatlands in its REDD+ focus.
  • Brazil needs a high-level commitment to REDD+ and a major reduction in deforestation in order to meet its climate goals.

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    climate change, mitigation, development policy, national planning, deforestation, degradation, governance

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