- The transformational potential of bioeconomy solutions to advance environmental sustainability rests on whether they can deploy strategies for social sustainability.
- Bioeconomy can learn important lessons on social inclusion from previous research on redistribution, recognition, and representation concerns in forest-based climate initiatives.
- Initiatives should recognize Indigenous Peoples and local communities as right-holders in their design and implementation.
- They should ensure that enabling conditions are in place for women, youth and Indigenous Peoples and local communities to participate effectively throughout an initiative’s lifetime.
- Initiatives should also provide mechanisms to promote a just and fair distribution of costs and benefits between stakeholders.
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Centre for International Forestry Research
Sarmiento Barletti, J.P.; Monterroso, I.; Atmadja, S.