Strategic Partnerships Enhance the Quality of Research Evidence

By Elizabeth Kahurani

Regional and cross-country partnerships are one effective way of generating research evidence for policy. One important reason is because when presented with evidence, policy makers relate better with similar and comparative findings from other countries/regions. Also, when pushing for international policies, the ‘voice’ becomes stronger and has much force through partnerships and networks.

REDD-plus briefing paper for developing country negotiators

FIELD, the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, has prepared a short briefing paper to assist developing country negotiators who are working on REDD-plus. The briefing paper focuses on the UNFCCC negotiations taking place from 2-6 August in Bonn, Germany. The paper is available in English and will soon be available in French and Spanish.

Does the Opportunity Cost Approach Indicate the Real Cost of REDD+?

The focus of this new paper from the Rights and Resources Initiative is that in most tropical developing countries, there are many contextual issues that influence the adequacy of using REDD+ opportunity costs as a proxy for the full cost of implementing successful REDD+.
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