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Balancing carrots and sticks in REDD+: implications for social safeguards

Duchelle, Amy; de Sassi, Claudio; Jagger, Pamela; Cromberg, Marina; Larson, Anne M; Sunderlin, William; Atmadja, Stibniati S; Resosudarmo, Daju; Pratama, Christy Desta


Reducing carbon emissions through avoided deforestation and forest degradation and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+) is key to mitigating global climate change. The aim of REDD+ social safeguards is to ensure that REDD+ does not harm, and actually benefits, local people. To be eligible for results-based compensation through REDD+, countries should develop national-level safeguard information systems to monitor and report on the impacts of REDD+. Although safeguards represent a key step for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Society
DOI: 10.5751/ES-09334-220302
Access Rights: Open Access


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