Avoided Deforestation Partners

protecting the climat by saving forests – coming soon also in spanish

Avoided Deforestation Partners is an international network of thinkers, strategists and practitioners, founded by leaders in forest carbon policy and project implementation, science, finance, and conservation in 2007, to support international efforts to halt tropical deforestation … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … Vision Statement: The adoption of effective climate policies to significantly reduce tropical deforestation and degradation, improving the quality of life for indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, preserving biodiversity, and enhancing global security.  

Mission Statement:

  • Avoided Deforestation Partners advances the adoption of U.S. and international climate policies that include effective, transparent, and equitable market and non-market incentives to reduce tropical deforestation. Avoided Deforestation Partners convenes public and private sector actors to create awareness among key decision makers, to advance research, and to promote the development of policy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation.

We strive to achieve our mission by:

  • 1.Creating links between the public, private and civil society sectors to promote the latest thinking and best practices that should underpin avoided deforestation policies.
  • 2.Catalyzing new thinking about policies to address deforestation, including commissioning research and organizing workshops on the topic.
  • 3.Engaging in policy forums that facilitate the involvement of local, regional, national, and international players from all sectors of society to envision and promote holistic solutions to reduce deforestation and land degradation.
  • 4.Raising the profile of deforestation policy and the potential role of the global carbon market by hosting events, publishing articles in the mainstream press, and organizing and participating in workshops and conferences.
  • 5.Connecting people around the world who are involved in and care about reducing deforestation in the tropics.

Our Approach:

  • Avoided Deforestation Partners brings together key voices in the forest carbon policy debate including, NGOs, private sector interests, scientists and representatives of forest communities. Our goal is to find policy approaches which will effectively protect the world’s remaining tropical forests and reduce deforestation.

We believe any sensible policy approach to address deforestation in developing countries should:

  • 1.Advance environmental effectiveness and integrity. Policy should stimulate real and verifiable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in emissions.
  • 2.Leverage private sector funding. Given the scale of the problem and significant amount of funding needed to meaningfully reduce emissions from deforestation, Avoided Deforestation Partners recognizes that private sector engagement is crucial to provide the necessary funding.
  • 3.Use of market and non-market mechanisms. The carbon market can be an efficient policy instrument for engaging the private sector and reducing global emissions cost effectively. The use of effective market mechanisms should therefore be encouraged. We also support the use of non-market mechanisms which can, among other things, provide additional incentives and help build capacity in developing countries to reduce deforestation.
  • 4.Consider practicality. Policies to reduce emissions from deforestation must be practical. They must create workable incentives for governments, NGOs, indigenous groups and the private sector to become engaged and effectively protect forests over the long term.
  • 5.Respect indigenous people. The rights of indigenous peoples and other forest dependent communities must be respected. These groups should be engaged, and should also be the principal beneficiaries of financial incentives to reduce deforestation.

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