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REDD Working Papers: REDD and Sustainable Development – perspective from Tanzania

Poverty and sustainable development impacts of REDD architecture is a multi-country project led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, UK) and the University of Life Sciences (Aas, Norway).

The project aims to increase understanding of how different options for REDD design and policy at international, national and sub-national level will affect achievement of greenhouse gas emission reduction and co-benefits of sustainable development and poverty reduction.

This report from Tanzania is a review of available literature regarding current policies and practices that could feed into the design and implementation of REDD in Tanzania, and its implications for poverty, biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management. It considers what Tanzania has to offer a REDD scheme, and what the upcoming challenges might be.

Considering the current types of national forest reserves and the various participatory and community-based management practices already in place, the report looks at the costs and benefits of various design options for REDD schemes and how Tanzania can further prepare for its implementation to ensure equitable benefit-sharing and positive economic outcomes.

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  • IIED code: G03068
  • Published: Feb 2011 - IIED
  • Area: Tanzania
  • Theme: Forests
  • Language: English

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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.

More at www.iied.org:
Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty

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