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

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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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