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