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How are REDD+ proponents addressing tenure problems? Evidence from Brazil, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia, and Vietnam

 

This paper assesses proponent activities to address tenure insecurity in light of actions required for effective and equitable implementation of REDD+. Field research was carried out at 19 REDD+ project sites and 71 villages in Brazil, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Results show proponents addressed tenure insecurity by demarcating village and forest boundaries and identifying legal right holders, but were limited in their ability to resolve local tenure challenges that were national in origin and scope. Still needed are national tenure actions, integration of national and local tenure efforts, clarification of international and national REDD+ policies, and conflict resolution mechanisms.

Topic:

  deforestation, degraded forests, climate change, REDD+, tenure rights, property rights, equity, livelihoods

Geographic:

  Brazil, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia, Vietnam

Journal Title:

  World Development

Publication Year:

  2013

Language:

  English

ISSN:

  0305-750X