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).
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