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CIFOR Releases Brief on Typologies of REDD+ Policies in Indonesia

November 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a policy brief titled, "What is a REDD+ pilot?: a preliminary typology based on early actions in Indonesia."

The brief provides an overview of the 17 REDD+ pilots under development in Indonesia by mid-2009. It examines the degree of spatial planning and heterogeneity of forest classification, strategies for long-term claims to carbon and the driver and agent of deforestation and degradation. The brief highlights the prevalence of the concession model, but highlights the risks of extending existing limitations of the concession approach. It also underscores the need to address broader policy reform and large-scale actions. The brief recommends that new approaches that allow participation of smallholders be explored, and calls for research to assess the success of outcomes of pilot types. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  [Policy Brief]