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Information Brief for Policy Makers: Reduced-Impact Logging to reduce forest degradation and minimize carbon emissions

Information Brief for Policy Makers: Reduced-Impact Logging to reduce forest degradation and minimize carbon emissions

06 June 2013

This brief was created as an outcome from the Reduced-Impact Logging: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies in the Emerging Forest Carbon Economy workshop, held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in May 2012.  

This brief covers:

-How does logging affect global carbon?

-What is reduced-impact logging and can it reduce forest degradation?

-How does RIL influence forest carbon balance?

-Can the carbon gains from RIL be readily measured? 

-What hinders uptake in tropical forests?

-What can be done to promote the broader uptake of RIL?

-What else needs to be done to reduce forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management?

-Should RIL be accepted as a mechanism to reduce forest degradation under REDD+?

-Where can I get more information about the benefits of RIL and its role in reducing forest degradation and carbon emissions?

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