Social safeguards and co-benefits in REDD+: a review of the adjacent possible

Chhatre, A and Lakhanpal, S and Larson, A M and Nelson, F and Ojha, H and Rao, J (2012) Social safeguards and co-benefits in REDD+: a review of the adjacent possible. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (6). pp. 654-660. ISSN 1877-3443

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We provide a synthesis of recent scholarship on social safeguards and co-benefits in REDD+ with a focus on debates on: first, tenure security, and second, effective participation of local communities. Scholars have explored both proximate and long-term co-benefits of REDD+ interventions, with an emerging trend that links safeguards to improved social co-benefits. Proximate co-benefits include improved rural livelihoods and lower costs of implementation. Long-term co-benefits include greater adaptive capacity of local communities and increasing transparency and accountability in forest governance. Our review suggests that greater tenure security and effective participation of local communities in management will not only prevent adverse social outcomes, but will also enable better forest outcomes and improved capacity for forest governance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The research paper was published by the author with the affiliation of University of Illinois.
Subjects: Economics
Socio Political System
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 18:15
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 18:13

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