Analyzing Deforestation Trends in Colombian REDD+ Projects
Updated: 6 days ago
The Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development (FCDS) and the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) analyzed the behavior of deforestation in areas where REDD+ projects funded by the voluntary carbon market have been implemented, yielding several recommendations to improve their effectiveness.
Agriculture, forestry, and other land uses such as converting forest land into pasture are the main source of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in Colombia. In 2018, this sector accounted for 59.1% of the country's total emissions.
This shows that deforestation is the main environmental and climate change problem in the country, driven by the appropriation of public lands, extensive cattle farming, road construction, illegal mining, and illegal crops.