Decoding REDD: Issues of Scale

March 2009
March 2009

The scale of REDD is one of the most important issue being discussed in the ongoing REDD debate. Three options exist: national, sub-national and a nested approach. Between 28 February and 2 March 200, twelve participants from eight Asia-Pacific countries came together in Bangkok to discuss issues of REDD scale.

Key Conclusions

  • In the short-term, although country specific, bodies developing national REDD strategies should seriously consider adopting a nested approach
  • In the longer term, a national approach is more likely to deliver pro-poor equitable outcomes and significant climate change mitigation
  • In the shoter term, a sub-national approach is most likely to enable grassroot consultation and the free flow of information to local level stakeholders
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