Forest Futures: A Causal Layered Analysis

by Amelia Ariell

ABSTRACT

This article employs Causal Layered Analysis (CLA), a futures methodology, to deconstruct Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD; an emergent aspect of United Nations Climate Change negotiations. In light of this CLA, I question whether this global policy framework is likely to bring about transformative forest futures or simply reproduce (or even worsen) the historical conditions complicit in deforestation.

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