Scientists with the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forests Margins at the World Agroforestry Centre have published a special issue in Climate Policy vol.14, no. 6,that focuses on the Political Economy of Readiness for REDD+, guest edited by Dr Peter Minang and Dr Meine van Noordwijk. All articles in this special issue are available for free as “open access” publications. According to the special issue, the process of REDD+ readiness is shaped by a host of complex political and economic factors largely influenced by the national environment, history and circumstances specific to each country. “The game changes at country level, and the process has to account for complex political and economic realities involving multiple actors, institutions, political and sectoral ideologies that require an iterative, rather than a simple linear, global process,” says Dr Peter Minang, one of the special issue editors. Read entire blog from Climate Strategies and climate policy journal blog.