Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities

Erbaugh, J T and Pradhan, N and Adams, J and Oldekop, J A and Agrawal, A and Brockington, D and Pritchard, R and Chhatre, A (2020) Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Abstract

Forest restoration occupies centre stage in global conversations about carbon removal and biodiversity conservation, but recent research rarely acknowledges social dimensions or environmental justice implications related to its implementation. We find that 294.5 million people live on tropical forest restoration opportunity land in the Global South, including 12% of the total population in low-income countries. Forest landscape restoration that prioritizes local communities by affording them rights to manage and restore forests provides a promising option to align global agendas for climate mitigation, conservation, environmental justice and sustainable development.

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Chhatre, Ahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-5374-7867
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forest Restoration, Local Communities
Subjects: Economics
Depositing User: Gurusrinivasan K
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 09:12
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1390
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01282-2
Publisher OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/32646?templ...
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