Forest Livelihoods and Responses to Environmental Change in the Congo Basin: a situational analysis

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The overall aim of this project is therefore to provide policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and analysis that will help them to implement policies and projects with benefits for adaptation to climate change and reduction of carbon emissions in the forests of the Congo Basin.
This report focuses on one of the objectives relating to this goal, namely to understand how forests contribute to adaptation to climate-related forms of environmental change. In order to do this we undertook research to establish a) what kinds of environmental change were perceived as most problematic by local people, b) in what ways had households responded to these problems, c) how forests and trees contribute to these responses and d) what are some of the constraints to forest-based adaptation and how might these constraints be affected – positively or negatively - by changes in forest policy and governance.

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