Forest governance and REDD+ in Central Africa: towards a participatory model to increase stakeholder involvement in carbon markets

Forest governance and REDD+ in Central Africa: towards a participatory model to increase stakeholder involvement in carbon markets

Forests play a significant role in the global carbon budget, and can help to mitigate climate change impacts. Tropical forests which experience high rates of deforestation and forest degradation are particularly important, as they are the most active in winter. Based on academic research into global environmental policies in Central Africa, this study finds that REDD+ policies can succeed when there is a carbon market mechanism that increases participation by developing countries, with better integration of forest management and community forestry. Incentives should be based on an appropriate baseline, accurate carbon stocks and fluxes estimation, a suitable silvicultural system and regular monitoring.

Authors: Djomo, A.N.; Grant, J.A.; Fonyikeh-Bomboh Lucha, C.; Tchoko Gagoe, J.; Fonton, N.H.; Scott, N.; Sonwa, D.J.

Topic: deforestation, degradation, carbon, governance, climate change

Geographic: Central Africa

Pages: 16p

Publication Year: 2017

ISSN: 0020-7233

Source: International Journal of Environmental Studies

DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2017.1347358

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