Information for G03626
Results of a baseline study for a REDD+ pilot area in Brazil: the Rio Negro APA and the Bolsa Floresta Programme
This study reports on a socioeconomic and resource-use survey carried out in a 586,422-hectare portion of the Rio Negro Area of Environmental Protection1 (Rio Negro APA) in Amazonas State, Brazil. The survey provides a baseline against which this area’s future implementation of the Bolsa Floresta Programme (BF), a payment for ecosystem services scheme that currently benefits over 7,000 families in 14 other state protected areas – will be measured.
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).
From 2009-13 this IIED project looked at how REDD+ could be designed to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty, as well as reduce deforestation and forest degradation.
More at www.iied.org:
Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty