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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.
Deforestation and degradation account for around 20% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, widely believed to drive climate change. Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change have fuelled international interest in developing mechanisms to slow deforestation and degradation rates.
The first of two studies on environment and budget support led by the Department for International Development (DFID), this work will develop simple guidance on environmental assessment and budget support for non environmental staff of bilateral agencies, working at country level. The study is jointly funded by DFID and Irish Aid.
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While significant development progress has been achieved over the past two decades, with almost 650 million people moving out of extreme poverty in developing countries between 1990 and 2008, nearly 1.3 billion women, men and children have been left behind living on less than US$1.25 per day.