Category Archives: REDD+ and Adaptation

Can adaptation be a hook for local engagement in REDD+?

As a primarily local issue, adaptation has more direct relevance to local people than the mitigation potential of REDD+, and in the absence of long term monetary benefits from REDD+, could emphasising the tangible contributions to local environmental conditions and … Continue reading

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Climate change adaptation and mitigation in community managed forests: two sides of the same coin

Regan Suzuki highlights key points from a new RECOFTC publication that explores the potential links between climate change adaptation and mitigation. The women proudly show off the now verdant forest surrounding the Chapini River. As one of the few female-led … Continue reading

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Climate smart REDD+

It has been a busy week in Durban. Most of the action has been on the sidelines, in the many side events, but there are indications that the negotiators are also getting down to business, particularly in relation to the … Continue reading

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Linking climate change mitigation and adaptation: harnessing local communities is the key

Storms and typhoons are battering the community of Da Loc in coastal Vietnam on an increasingly frequent and intense basis. In 2005, Typhoon Damrey forced some 330,000 evacuees from their homes in Vietnam alone, with regional damages resulting from the … Continue reading

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REDD+ and adaptation: are we asking too much of REDD+?

REDD+ is expected to do many things; reduce emissions from the forest sector and land use change, and contribute to social development objectives and biodiversity conservation. Elements of the social development and biodiversity conservation goals are established as safeguards at the international … Continue reading

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