REDD and Poverty: The social implications of reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries

In the prospect of using REDD as a means of generating greater economic incentives for forest protection, weak governance and poor institutional capacity could compromise the delivery of these benefits at the local level. Consequently, if REDD is to effectively influence land use decisions made by forest-dwelling communities, equitable participation in the scheme stands out as an essential condition for success.

This document is background reading material for the 12th PEP meeting, to be held in Washington DC on 19 to 21 November 2007.

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