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Maï Ndombe, Democratic Republic of Congo: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

Maï Ndombe, Democratic Republic of Congo: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance
  • Pilot province for FCPF Carbon Fund Emissions Reduction (ER) Program chosen due to proximity to capital (Kinshasa), high remaining original forest cover (87%) & presence of forest conservation concessions
  • Multiple jurisdictional programs comprise a framework to support LED-R by remunerating rural households, indigenous peoples (IP) & private sector actors for emission reductions
  • LED-R interventions involve IP & local communities (LC), national & provincial agencies, private sector & civil society
  • 90% of households in the province rely on agricultural production as their main source of income

Authors: Reyniers. C.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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