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REDD+ readiness in Nepal: In search of effective stakeholder participation

REDD+ readiness in Nepal: In search of effective stakeholder participation
  • In Nepal, key substantive issues, such as measurement, reporting and verification, reference emission levels, governance and financing, on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are under-addressed. Dispute regarding REDD+ procedural issues, such as participation and communication have dominated. Adjusting this balance may be productive for making headway with substantive issues.
  • The REDD+ process in Nepal is failing to fully engage all relevant stakeholders. This lack of genuine engagement invites the risks of non-cooperation of many forest dependent communities and stakeholders.
  • Language, technical and attitudinal barriers are limiting participation of a wide range of stakeholders. Work to reduce these barriers, develop capacity of weak stakeholders and forge productive dialogue between experts and civic actors may help improve their participation.

Authors: Paudel, N.S.; Khatri, D.B.; Karki, R.

Topic: REDD+, deforestation, degradation, governance

Geographic: Nepal

Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 74

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

Publication Year: 2014

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/004888

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