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WP/2013/054 Leveraging global climate finance for sustainable forests: Opportunities and conditions for successful foreign aid to the forestry sector

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Forest loss and degradation remains a leading environmental problem. The long history of sustainable forest management has often failed to meet expectations—constrained by funding, governance, capacity and competing interests. Initiatives from the climate change policy arena are opening new ways for a broader mainstreaming of forest management, specially through foreign aid mechanisms towards Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). This paper addresses key questions regarding the potential of REDD+ to support sustainable forest management in the context of complex, multiple stakeholder interests and negotiations, including those of local resource users and international donors.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2013/054
Title:
WP/2013/054 Leveraging global climate finance for sustainable forests: Opportunities and conditions for successful foreign aid to the forestry sector
Authors:
Unai Pascual, Eneko Garmendia, Jacob Phelps, Elena Ojea
Publication date:
May 2013
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-631-1
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2013
Keywords:
sustainable forest management, foreign aid, official development assistance, climate change finance, REDD+, forestry sector governance
JEL:
O13, Q23, Q54, Q56, Q57
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges specific programme contributions from the governments of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida) and Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) for ReCom. UNU-WIDER also gratefully acknowledges core financial support to its work programme from the governments of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Format:
online
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