REDD+ Policies

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REDD+ Policies examines how REDD+ is unfolding in the national policy arena. The overarching aim of REDD+ is to help mitigate global climate change, by creating incentives for countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases caused by deforestation and forest degradation. But if REDD+ is to realize its full mitigation potential, the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation must be addressed. This will entail reforms of policies, practices and processes at the national level. National governments in REDD+ countries are adapting or introducing relevant policies. However, whether or not those policies are effective will be determined by numerous factors: the attitudes of political actors, how those actors understand and respond to REDD+, the way institutions are set up, and existing laws and practices. By analyzing the drivers, agents, institutions and public discourses that are shaping the context of REDD+ in several countries, we seek to understand what change is needed to create REDD+ regimes whose outcomes are effective, effi cient and equitable, and how that change can be achieved.

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