CIFOR Publishes Book on National Strategies for REDD+

March 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member organization of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR),  has published a book titled "Realizing REDD+: National Strategy and Policy Options." The book draws lessons from national experiences to inform strategies and policies for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

Edited by Arild Angelsen, Maria Brockhaus, Erin Sills, William D. Sunderlin, and Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff, the book reviews the challenges in moving REDD+ implementation from the global to the national level. It explores options for national level REDD+ institutional architecture and financing, policy reforms that could enable REDD+, and the shifting of incentives to achieve REDD+ goals. It concludes by addressing the testing and evaluation of impacts of REDD+ projects at the local level. [The Book]