Do Property Rights Promote Investment But Cause Deforestation?
Many policymakers argue that property rights decrease deforestation. Some theoretical papers also make this prediction, arguing that property rights decrease discount rates applied to a long-term investment in forestry. However, the effect is theoretically ambiguous.
Land tenure for whom? Recognising community rights essential for REDD+ legitimacy
If a scheme to pay developing countries to reduce carbon emissions by slowing deforestation is to have legitimacy, land tenure needs not just to be clarified – but to be clarified in a way that respects the rights of local communities, according to experts from the
Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+
After more than 500 years of resistance, we, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, peasant farmers, fisherfolk and civil society are not fooled by the so-called Green Economy and REDD+ because we know colonialism when we see it.
The “Aid-ification” of REDD+: How its changed and why it matters
A scheme for reducing global carbon emissions by slowing deforestation in tropical countries has changed drastically and become “aid-ified” since it was first floated in 2005, according to a major new publication on the subject.
REDD+ aims to reduce emissions from forests, prevent deforestation and encourage investment in low-carbon development. Christian Aid’s Latin American and Caribbean partners believe that such projects must be managed by local communities and be truly inclusive.