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Beyond rhetoric: South-South collaboration for REDD+

Isilda Nhantumbo, Duncan Macqueen

IIED Briefing, 4 pages

Global debates about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promoting conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) emphasise the need for strategies to build on existing knowledge. This briefing describes an example of South-South collaboration in which IIED has helped facilitate a Mozambique-Brazil partnership to share expertise and create a unique REDD+ working group. The initiative provides key lessons for other countries contemplating South-South collaboration on REDD+, including the need for charismatic champions, continuity in government representation and integration across sectors.

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This project helped to create the conditions for Mozambique to embark upon the implementation of a REDD+ initiative.

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South-South REDD: A Brazil-Mozambique Initiative

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