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What would it take to make REDD+ pro-poor?

Maryanne Grieg-​Gran

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REDD+ could provide important social and development benefits to forest countries and forest-dependent communities but the risks of non-delivery are high. This matters because more than one billion people, often from very poor communities, depend on forests for their livelihoods. If REDD+ schemes do not include well-designed systems to share benefits with such communities, new problems could arise in the future. For REDD+ programmes and projects to succeed, they must understand – and address – people’s concerns about how REDD+ will affect their livelihoods.

This handout provides a brief overview and results of the project: Poverty and sustainable development impacts of REDD architecture. See below for link to more information on the project.

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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.

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Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty