U4 Brief | Natural resources and energyRenewable resources

Forest carbon rights and corruption: What donors can do to minimize the risks

By Fiona Downs
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:1) 4 p.

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Assigning forest carbon rights is crucial for any effective REDD+ system. Often linked to debates about forest tenure, carbon rights determine who can make decisions about REDD+, who can benefit, how and to whom the carbon is sold, and under what circumstances. Debates about forest carbon rights are strongly linked to debates about equity in REDD+. Clear and secure forest carbon rights are also important for encouraging reputable private investment into REDD+.

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