REDD+ and Community Forestry: Lessons Learned from an Exchange of Brazilian Experiences with Africa

This publication is the result of an initiative to promote an exchange between Brazil and African countries on lessons learned about the role of community forestry as a strategic option to achieve the goals of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The initiative was supported by the World Bank with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and coordinated by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) with support from the National Forestry Agency International (ONFI). Representatives of five countries from the Congo Basin (Cameroon, Gabon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo) and Madagascar participated in this initiative. This publication organizes information, analyses and conclusions on issues relevant to the design and implementation of REDD+ strategies. The findings do not represent an official position of any of the institutions or governments involved. In fact, the material presented here aims to stimulate further discussions, as the REDD+ debate is still unfolding and could benefit greatly from technical exchanges among the various ongoing initiatives. This publication has the following sections: (i) a conceptual approach to community forestry and REDD+; (ii) the key issues of REDD+ in connection with community forestry in Africa; (iii) how REDD+ and forest carbon (FC) are being developed in Brazil; and (iv) conclusions.
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Viana, Virgilio Mauricio; Aquino, Andre Rodrigues; Pinto, Thais Megid; Lima, Luiza M. T.; Martinet, Anne; Busson, François; Samyn, Jean-Marie. 2012. REDD+ and Community Forestry: Lessons Learned from an Exchange of Brazilian Experiences with Africa. © World Bank, Washington, DC. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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