Trouble in the Forests? Carbon, Conflict, and Communities

Trouble in the Forests? Carbon, Conflict, and Communities
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Trouble in the Forests? Carbon, Conflict, and Communities

How will efforts to deal with climate change impact the forests of the Asia-Pacific region and the people who most depend on them? This is the third part in a series of media briefs produced to help regional journalists navigate what could become one of the great stories of our time.

A single word can describe the history of forest management in the region: conflict. Too often this happens because local people are excluded from decision-making and the benefits of forest management. REDD+ is a proposed mechanism to make forests more valuable standing than destroyed. This media brief looks at the reasons for forest conflict and how REDD+ could impact this contested terrain.

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