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(UNEP, 2014). This report argues that a fully implemented REDD+ is a key element in a Green Economy and concludes that realizing the synergies between REDD+ and the ongoing transition to a Green Economy will accelerate the transition while maximizing the return on REDD+ investments. Such synergies include enhancing the focus on the benefits of standing forests and the full socio-economic costs and environmental impacts of their degradation and creating inclusive and participatory decision-making process, among others.