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Does Tenure Security Lead to REDD+ Project Effectiveness? Reflections from Five Emerging Sites in Indonesia

  • Resosudarmo, Ida Aju Pradnja
  • Atmadja, Stibniati
  • Ekaputri, Andini Desita
  • Intarini, Dian Y.
  • Indriatmoko, Yayan
  • Astri, Pangestuti
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    In the REDD+ debate, tenure security is often linked to equity concerns. Yet REDD+ is also about the effectiveness of reducing emissions. We propose a conceptual framework linking tenure with REDD+ effectiveness, taking into account that tenure security equally protects the right to reduce and to increase emissions. Survey-based research, at five emerging REDD+ sites in Indonesia in 2010, revealed that tenure is ambiguous and contested, thus insecure. Low dependence on forest-based livelihoods suggests limited interest in reducing emissions. Securing community tenure does not necessarily lead to REDD+ effectiveness unless it can compete with other economic interests that emit GHGs.

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    Volume (Year): 55 (2014)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 68-83

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