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National and subnational forest conservation policies: What works, what doesn’t

National and subnational forest conservation policies: What works, what doesn’t

Key messages

  • National and subnational policies contribute to forest conservation, but their effectiveness is low on average, especially in the tropics.
  • No particular policy instrument stands out as a ‘silver bullet’. Achieving the multiple objectives of REDD+ will require policy mixes that are sensitive to local contexts.
  • More rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of forest conservation policies is needed, especially from Africa.

Authors: Börner, J.; West, T.A.P.; Blackman, A.; Miteva, D.A.; Sims, K.R.E.; Wunder, S.

Topic: climate change, ecosystem services, mitigation, emissions, forests

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

Publication Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-602-387-079-0

Source: A. Angelsen, C. Martius, V. de Sy, A.E. Duchelle, A.M. Larson, Pham T.T. (eds.) Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions. 105-116


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