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REDD+and community-controlled forests in low-income countries: Any hope for a linkage?

Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth Robinson and Paul Guthiga

Ecological Economics, 2013, vol. 87, issue C, 43-52

Abstract: Deforestation and forest degradation are estimated to account for between 12% and 20% of annual greenhouse gas emissions and in the 1990s (largely in the developing world) released about 5.8Gt per year, which was bigger than all forms of transport combined. The idea behind REDD+ is that payments for sequestering carbon can tip the economic balance away from loss of forests and in the process yield climate benefits. Recent analysis has suggested that developing country carbon sequestration can effectively compete with other climate investments as part of a cost effective climate policy.

Keywords: Climate change; REDD+; Common property; Forestry; Community controlled forests (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.12.004

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