REDD+ and community-controlled forests in low-income countries: any hope for a linkage?

This paper examines opportunities and complications associated with bringing community-controlled forests into REDD+. It considers concerns related to insecure and poorly defined community forest tenure, as well as those related to the risk that REDD+ could destabilise existing well-functioning community forestry systems.  It identifies community and household level responses to REDD+ mechanisms as a critical research gap.  The report is relevant for decision-makers at all levels involved in the design of local REDD+ governance and benefit sharing mechanisms and contracts. 

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Author(s) 
Bluffstone, R., Robinson, E., & Guthiga, P. (2013) REDD+ and community-controlled forests in low-income countries: Any hope for a linkage? Ecological Economics 87 (2013) 43–52
Year 
2013
Resource type 
Journal articles
Monitoring Theme/s 
International Forest Agenda/s