Measuring Carbon: Jambi and Berbak, National Park, Sumatra.
Photo by James Maiden/CIFOR
Woman of Pengerak village make a bemban mat, Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Photo by Ramadian Bachtiar/CIFOR
Village of Minwoho Central, Cameroon.
Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR
Amazon wild fruits. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT
Men group in Boepe village participates in a mapping exercise in Papua, Indonesia. Photo by Michael Padmanaba/CIFOR
Welcome to the REDD+ benefit sharing project website
The REDD+ Benefit Sharing project contributes towards the overall objective of climate change mitigation by fostering livelihood security of poor forest-dependent communities and improved forest management in selected tropical forest countries. Specifically, the Project aims to provide policymakers and practitioners with policy options and guidance to improve the design, development and implementation of REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms that are equitable, efficient and effective. The evidence-based policy options will be framed by experience and best practices in six focal countries across the Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia and Latin America regions, and drawing on analysis, pilot schemes and lessons learned in a larger number of countries. The six focal countries are Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Peru, Tanzania and Cameroon.
The Project will conduct targeted research in:
- economic analyses of REDD+ policies and measures, and of REDD+ projects and demonstration activities;
- review of performance-based benefit sharing and distribution mechanisms; and
- assessments of enabling REDD+ governance conditions of tenure and land use rights over multiple levels.
This research will include country-, site- and sector-specific assessments, and cross-regional comparative analyses. A strategic outreach strategy will be implemented to disseminate research results, with activities such as science-policy dialogues, south-south exchanges and publications in various forms targeted to different stakeholders.