Indigenous lands, protected areas, and slowing climate change.
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Recent climate talks in Copenhagen reaffirmed the crucial role of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). Creating and strengthening indigenous lands and other protected areas represents an effective, practical, and immediate REDD strategy that addresses both biodiversity and climate crises at once.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1371/journal.pbio.1000331
Publication InfoRicketts, Taylor H; Soares-Filho, Britaldo; da Fonseca, Gustavo AB; Nepstad, Daniel; Pfaff, Alexander; Petsonk, Annie; ... Victurine, Ray (2010). Indigenous lands, protected areas, and slowing climate change. PLoS Biol, 8(3). pp. e1000331. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000331. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/12710.
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Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Alex Pfaff is a Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment. Trained as an economist, he is focused on how the environment and natural resources, economic development, and a range of policies influence each other. Research accessible at AlexPfaff.comHe has studied: impacts on forests of protected areas, incentives, roads, railroads and concessions/c