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The evolving landscape of REDD+ projects

The evolving landscape of REDD+ projects

The landscape of REDD+ projects varies significantly across countries, reflecting differences in land tenure systems, drivers of deforestation, recent experience with conservation programmes and governance capacity. Indonesia appears to have the most REDD+ projects in the pipeline, with a substantial portion seeking to establish additionality, permanence and a legal claim to carbon by obtaining concessions. In Brazil, two common strategies are to initially seek carbon credits from afforestation or reforestation and to develop local-level payments for environmental services (PES) schemes. Third-party certification standards and international environmental organisations are major influences on project development.

Authors: Sills, E.; Madeira, E.R.; Sunderlin, W.D.; Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S.

Topic: climate change, landscape, tenure systems, land ownership, governance

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-6-02-869303-5

Source: Angelsen, A. with Brockhaus, M., Kanninen, M., Sills, E., Sunderlin, W. D. and Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S. (eds) Realising REDD+: National strategy and policy options. 265-280

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