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Who holds power in land-use decisions?: Implications for REDD+ in Indonesia

Who holds power in land-use decisions?: Implications for REDD+ in Indonesia

Key messages

  • In different provinces or districts, the same laws can be applied in very different ways.
  • Participation of customary land users and local communities remains ad hoc and requires that implementing regulations are strengthened, as the existing safeguarding laws are not sufficiently specific.
  • Further developments of safeguarding laws and regulations (specifically the distribution of benefits from carbon financing) need to be well defined and better aligned with decentralization processes.
  • Subnational actors are unclear on their role in a national REDD+ strategy and how they will be involved in decision making.
  • REDD+ is challenged by a misalignment between land use decision-making powers and REDD+ management powers allocated to different bodies and levels.

Authors: Myers, R.; Ardiansyah, F.

Topic: land use, REDD+, power law

Geographic: Indonesia

Series: CIFOR Infobrief no. 100

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

Publication Year: 2014

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/005200

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