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REDD+ is the main global mechanism for climate change mitigation and forest conservation. To make REDD+ work, research is needed. The REDD@WUR network is a world leading network that brings together about 80 researchers at Wageningen University. REDD@WUR stands for interdisciplinary knowledge to bear on cutting-edge theoretical and policy-relevant questions around REDD+.

The REDD@WUR Network is made possible by the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund (INREF) of Wageningen University. The network is one of the outcomes of an INREF Seed Money project, which ran until March 2012.

The aims of this network is threefold:

  1. develop an interdisciplinary network at Wageningen UR focused on REDD+
  2. establish collaboration with REDD+ researchers in Indonesia, Ghana and India
  3. jointly develop an interdisciplinary research programme on REDD+ issues.

Between 2013 and 2015, I was  coordinator for the REDD+ research network at the Wageningen University. This network is known as REDD@WUR.Over 80 researchers at the Wageningen University are working on REDD+ related issues and this network is in need of further development. 

During my coordinator work, I engaged in REDD+ debates at various levels. I supervised master students on local REDD+ pilot projects and I observed the negotiations at the UNFCCC Conferences of Parties. Additionally, I was involved in publications on the current state of REDD+ and on how REDD+ and climate mitigation needs to be seen in a wider perspective (forthcoming).

See also the WUR website.