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CIFOR Publishes Report on REDD, Forest Governance and Rural Livelihoods

April 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a report on how reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) initiatives are likely to interact with the interests of local communities and indigenous groups.

The report is based on the proceedings of an international workshop at the University of East Anglia, UK, in spring 2009. Chapters examine the UNFCCC REDD negotiations and lessons from past experiences with forest management and land tenure, payments for environmental services, the Clean Development Mechanism and voluntary carbon projects. Experiences are also presented based on pilot REDD projects and REDD readiness in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Tanzania, Madagascar and Nepal. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Publication]