Kurt MacLeod, Associate Vice President for Asia and Eurasia, spoke at the US Forest Services International Programs on 30 April, 2010 on A Community Forestry Approach to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Cambodia. This innovative project is one of the first in the world to utilize a community-based approach to address the effects of deforestation on the environment and local livelihoods. Deforestation accounts for over 17% of the worlds' global carbon emissions, placing it on the front lines of climate change debates. This project entitles local communities to a significant portion of carbon revenues, leading to long-term protection of forest resources.

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