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Global Land Project Report Describes REDD+ Implementation in Africa

28 November 2012: A new report from the Global Land Project, with input from the World Agroforestry Center and other partners, documents the current state of forests in Africa and strategies for REDD+ implementation, identifying forest degradation as one of Africa's biggest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

The report, "Challenges and Prospects for REDD+ in Africa," underscores the political and institutional challenges facing REDD+, as well as technical challenges, social and economic challenges, and resources and funding issues. It also includes performance monitoring metrics.

In particular, it examines: managing trade-offs between sectors; managing incentives; land tenure, access and tenure rights; and resourcing and funding issues. It highlights the danger for effective REDD+ in focusing principally on the heavily forested Congo Basin area, instead of also addressing deforestation in the variety of non-forested ecosystems.

World Agroforestry Center is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Publication: Challenges and Prospects for REDD+ in Africa]