Issue Brief: Land Tenure and REDD+: Risks to Property Rights and Opportunities for Economic Growth
Global climate change threatens to impact the livelihoods of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in profound and unpredictable ways. In addition, society‘s responses to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions leading to climate change may provide opportunities for economic growth for rural populations, or dangers to local livelihoods. This paper focuses on understanding how mitigation efforts based on reducing emissions and increasing sequestration by forests (REDD+) may interact with property rights and, by extension, poverty and economic growth for smallholders.
Publication Date: 2011
Author(s): Matt Sommerville
Land Tenure and REDD.August 2011.pdf — PDF document, 315Kb