Opportunities and challenges for ecological restoration within REDD+

Alexander, Sasha, Nelson, Cara R., Aronson, James, Lamb, David, Cliquet, An, Erwin, Kevin L., Finlayson, C. Max, de Groot, Rudolf S., Harris, Jim A., Higgs, Eric S., Hobbs, Richard J., Lewis, Roy R. Robin, Martinez, Dennis and Murcia, Carolina (2011) Opportunities and challenges for ecological restoration within REDD+. Restoration Ecology, 19 6: 683-689. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00822.x

Author Alexander, Sasha
Nelson, Cara R.
Aronson, James
Lamb, David
Cliquet, An
Erwin, Kevin L.
Finlayson, C. Max
de Groot, Rudolf S.
Harris, Jim A.
Higgs, Eric S.
Hobbs, Richard J.
Lewis, Roy R. Robin
Martinez, Dennis
Murcia, Carolina
Title Opportunities and challenges for ecological restoration within REDD+
Journal name Restoration Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1061-2971
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00822.x
Volume 19
Issue 6
Start page 683
End page 689
Total pages 7
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism has the potential to provide the developing nations with significant funding for forest restoration activities that contribute to climate change mitigation, sustainable management, and carbonstock enhancement. In order to stimulate and inform discussion on the role of ecological restoration within REDD+, we outline opportunities for and challenges to using science-based restoration projects and programs to meet REDD+ goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon in forest ecosystems. Now that the REDD+ mechanism, which is not yet operational, has expanded beyond a sole focus on activities that affect carbon budgets to also include those that enhance ecosystem services and deliver other co-benefits to biodiversity and communities, forest restoration could play an increasingly important role. However, in many nations, there is a lack of practical tools and guidance for implementing effective restoration projects and programs that will sequester carbon and at the same time improve the integrity and resilience of forest ecosystems. Restoration scientists and practitioners should continue to engage with potential REDD+ donors and recipients to ensure that funding is targeted at projects and programs with ecologically sound designs.
Keyword Carbon emissions
Carbon sequestration
Ecosystems services
Forest-dependent communities
Forest restoration
Forested wetlands
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
Tree plantations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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