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Deliberating REDD+ institutions and governance in Africa

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Issue date: 
October 19th, 2011
Publisher Name: 
Olufunso Somorin
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Deliberating REDD+ institutions and governance in Africa, Olufunso Somorin, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Is REDD+ possible in Africa?

  • African forests cover 650million ha ≈17% of world’s forest
  • Deforestation rate at 0.5% p.a. ≈ 3.4million ha lost annually (2000 - 2010)
  • Weak legal and institutional framework
  • Growing interest in sustainable forest management (e.g. Congo Basin forests)
  • Urgency to contribute to global mitigation effort through REDD+
  • Increasing awareness of role of institutions and governance

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