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Deforestation and Degradation accounts for nearly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions.
The idea behind REDD – or reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degredation in Developing Countries – is to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests.
Alex Chadwick – a long-time NPR host and correspondent – is covering how REDD works for the program Living on Earth. We’ll talk to him about reporting on climate change, about telling stories on the radio, and about his storytelling series on Slate, which deconstructs the traditional man-on-the street interview.
***This program originally aired on March 31, 2010***