Abstract for: A Little REDD Model: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

A simple model allows a rapid comparison of some typical policy scenarios which might be considered under international programs to avoid CO2 emissions caused by forest clearing (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). These REDD policy scenarios can also include consideration of CO2 stored in forest products. The value of avoided emissions can also be determined if expected carbon prices are included. The model focuses on specific simple scenario comparisons. The paper also discusses feedback effects within larger scale setting of CO2 offset availability, CO2 price and emissions reductions.