Information for G03624
The Kilosa District REDD+ pilot project, Tanzania: A socioeconomic baseline study
Tanzania has decided to embark upon a national REDD programme to meet its obligations of managing its forests sustainably while responding to poverty reduction initiatives. As part of the REDD Readiness phase, nine pilot projects are being carried out in different areas of the country to draw lessons to assist in structuring a successful REDD+ in the future. This study was conducted in Kilosa District where the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG), in collaboration with Tanzania Community Forest Conservation Network (MJUMITA), are implementing one of the pilots.
This study forms a key component of the project ‘poverty and sustainable development impacts of REDD architecture: options for equity, growth and the environment’, led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences(UMB).
IIED is looking at how REDD+, a scheme which aims to compensate developing countries to reduce carbon emissions and conserve and sustainably manage their forests, can be designed to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty, as well as reduce deforestation and forest degradation.
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Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty