High above the forest floor, the canopy is less understood than many other parts of tropical forest ecosystems – partly for practical reasons, as they are extremely hard to reach. These are complex habitats for many thousands of species living in the vital area between the ground and the sky.
Leading international NGOs issue a joint policy paper recommending REDD+ as an integral part of meeting 7.8 billion tonne aviation emission gap
The Amazonian region faces some tough trade-offs about the way natural resources are used, and climate change is only creating more pressure, say David Sabogal and Helen Bellfield of Global Canopy Programme. Contributions from Rachel Mountain and Alex Morrice. Their work is part of a CDKN-supported project that aims to improve climate-related security in the region.
Demand for emission reductions only 3% of supply from 2015 to 2020; urgent stimulation needed through government and private sector intervention.