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Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

01 November 2011

The Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change is a network of around 100 southern and northern civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations from 38 countries. Despite the diversity of experience, there seems to be one common aspect: the REDD+ readiness process is focused much more strongly on attracting carbon income than on protecting the environment or the rights of forest-based peoples and communities.

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Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

01 November 2011

This briefing provides a case study of recent developments in one country, linking together the work that has been done to advance forest community rights and livelihoods, EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) and REDD processes, and civil society participation.

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Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

01 November 2011

The indigenous and forest-dependent communities in south-west CAR are considered to be the most disenfranchised of the population with many lacking secure access to traditional lands, resources and public services. CAR’s Forest Law opens up new opportunities to secure resource rights for forest communities.

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The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

01 November 2011

The expansion of the protected area network in the Congo Basin has made a significant contribution to forest protection but has been considerably less successful in addressing the needs of forest-dependent peoples.

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Whose land is it? The status of customary land tenure in Cameroon

Whose land is it? The status of customary land tenure in Cameroon

01 February 2011

This report sets out to identify the current legal status of customary land interests in Cameroon, and suggests ways for their improved recognition. This arises in the context of an ongoing review of forestry sector legislation.

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McREDD: How McKinsey ‘cost-curves’ are distorting REDD

McREDD: How McKinsey ‘cost-curves’ are distorting REDD

01 November 2010

The carbon mitigation cost-curve, as used by McKinsey & Company, has become influential in national and international REDD policy making, but it is misleading for decision-makers. This briefing outlines why this approach is flawed as a policy-making tool.

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