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000008120 041__ $$aEnglish
000008120 100__ $$a F. Danielsen;M. Skutsch;N. D. Burgess;P. M. Jensen;H. Andrianandrasana;B. Karky;R. Lewis;J. C. Lovett;J. Massao;Y. Ngaga;P. Phartiyal;M. K. Poulsen;S. P. Singh;S. Solis;M. Sørensen;A. Tewari;R. Young and E. Zahabu
000008120 245__ $$aAt the heart of REDD+: a role for local people in monitoring forests?
000008120 260__ $$c2011
000008120 300__ $$a158–167
000008120 507__ $$aBhaskar Karky , ICIMOD Staff , peereviewed
000008120 520__ $$aReduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is a policy mechanism being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from developing countries through the sustainable management of forests, while providing co-benefits of biodiversity conservation and livelihood support. Implementation challenges include linking remote sensing and national forest inventories of carbon stocks, to local implementation and measuring carbon loss from forest degradation. Community-based forest monitoring can help overcome some of these challenges. We show that local people can collect forest condition data of comparable quality to trained scientists, at half the cost. We draw on our experience, to propose how and where local REDD+ monitoring can be established. Empowering communities to own and monitor carbon stocks could provide a rapid and cost-effective way of absorbing carbon dioxide emissions, whilst potentially contributing to local livelihoods and forest biodiversity conservation.
000008120 653__ $$aCommunity-based REDD
000008120 653__ $$aClimate change
000008120 653__ $$aForest degradation
000008120 653__ $$aMonitoring
000008120 653__ $$aGovernance 
000008120 653__ $$aForest management 
000008120 773__ $$pConservation Letters
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