Wednesday, August 24, 2011
PUBLICATION: REDD+, Governance, and Community Forestry
The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+. This booklet summarizes their responses to nine timely questions and provides recommendations for future steps:
- What is the potential of community forestry to contribute to REDD+?
- How can community forestry approaches strengthen benefits to local communities under REDD+?
- Can REDD+ promote and strengthen community forestry?
- Does REDD+ pose risks to community forestry?
- How can the rights and interests of local communities and indigenous peoples be insured in the context of REDD+?
- What capacities already exist at the community level that can contribute to REDD+ implementation? What capacities must be built?
- How can REDD+ build upon governance lessons from community forestry?
- What are the key lessons from community forestry that need to be communicated and integrated into REDD+?
- What can government agencies do to ensure that REDD+ implementation benefits local communities?