Finance major challenge facing REDD framework

Becky Chacko – Senior Director, Climate Policy, Conservation International

“We’ve been talking about REDD for a long time, but there is still a lot to be done. We’re still building a common approach and looking at finance,” Chacko says.

“Each area is different, but it’s imp that there are common approaches, that rights are respected, that there is environmental ingrity, that the way people count carbon in REDD is the same, so that we understand what we are accomplishing with REDD.

“The biggest challenge is finance.  We have seen some financing flow but it’s not clear what the future of (forest) finance is”.