Reduce Emissions caused by Deforestation and Forest degradation or the REDD+ project is the initiative to reduce or off set the carbon emissions being caused by human activity, and the cumulative damage it causes to the planet’s precarious balance of carbon gases. An abundance of carbon in the atmosphere means that the polar caps melt, the tides and currents get rougher, especially in the tropics, and various other results that would make life on earth more difficult for both plants and animals.
The REDD+ initiative was mandated by the COP13 and launched shortly after. It is significant to conservation because it promotes the continued existence of forests, the planet’s most diverse ecosystem for both plants and animals.
Liberia is one of 29 tropical countries participating in the REDD+ program around the world, with more to sign on in coming years.