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Lessons for REDD+ from protected areas and integrated conservation and development projects

Lessons for REDD+ from protected areas and integrated conservation and development projects
Forest protected areas (PAs) could become a critically important element of tropical forest countries’ efforts to implement and benefit from REDD+.
There are important similarities and overlaps between REDD+ projects and integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) linked to PAs. Like ICDPs, REDD+ pilot and demonstration projects have generated considerable excitement and donor support, and very high expectations among stakeholders.

ICDPs have generally performed poorly; although the reasons for this are well understood, avoidable mistakes continue to be made in their design and implementation. REDD+ projects should learn from these experiences.

Authors: Brandon, K.; Wells, M.

Topic: climate, payment basis, payments for environmental services, climatic change

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. 225-235


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