The REDD+ Governance Landscape and the Challenge of Coordination in Brazil

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  • Despite significant efforts towards the coordination of governance related to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), it remains a major challenge in Brazil. This challenge is pervasive whether between government levels (as evidenced in the differences in REDD+ perspectives and interests between federal and state governments), civil society or between government and the private sector.
  • Despite their clear mandate to do so, state actors exchange only limited information on REDD+ policy with non-state actors.
  • Domestic NGOs play an important mediating role in the limited REDD+ coordination that does take place.
  • Private-sector actors, one of the main forces driving deforestation and forest degradation, are largely absent from the REDD+ policy domain, and the few who do participate are relatively isolated from other REDD+ policy actors.


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