The key findings of the Report Card 2009 can be summarised as follows. For further details, click on the links to analysis, conclusions, and recommendations at the end of the page.
Transparency is increasingly recognised as an issue and discussed openly, and there are elements of good practice in each country which could easily be replicated:
An important emerging issue is the value of forests in the context of climate change mitigation. Very little legal commitment to transparency exists for environmental services and carbon deals, and often the rights to these goods are disputed.