2022
  • ICIMOD publication

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The drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the Himalayan region: A literature review - working paper

  • Michael Richards
  • Bhaskar Singh Karky
  • Nabin Bhattarai
  • Trilochana Basnett
  • Kai Windhorst
  • Summary

This literature review is a systematic exploration of the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation (D&D) in the Himalayan region. It provides a basis for identifying the policy implications for REDD+ programmes in the ICIMOD regional member countries and assesses research methodology implications. Understanding D&D drivers is essential to developing certain climate change mitigation policies and measures, such as those included in national REDD+ programmes. D&D drivers are constantly changing (for example, due to market forces, climate change, and other drivers) and therefore need to be carefully monitored over time so that REDD+ programmes and projects can adapt and continue to reduce emissions cost effectively.

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  • Pages:
    30
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2022
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal