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Submitted by Carlos Nobre on
Don't be misled by the title of the article. My conclusion is that REDD is a necessary condition to start changing unsustainable trajectories all over the global Tropics, including the Amazon. However, it may not be a sufficient condition to ensure that tropical deforestation will continuosly decline globally. For that, we need a new economic paradign for the economic use of tropical forestst sustainably. REDD can be one element of such new development model for the Tropics, but it will not be the whole story ...