Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Land-uses in Rainforests of the Tropics
Once a global deal for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD-plus) is in place, national policy makers will need to be able to design policies and incentives to influence patterns of land use change on the ground. This will require a clear understanding of the drivers of land use change, carbon stocks and changes, policy options, and local stakeholder perspectives and preferences. The REDD-ALERT project aims to generate this data in four countries and work with national stakeholders to link this knowledge to practical action. REDD-ALERT brings ASB partners together with leading European research institutions to build this knowledge.
Active ‘negotiation support’ will be needed to achieve the ‘free and prior informed consent’ that is seen as a moral imperative to agreements potentially affecting the livelihoods of people outside of the centres of political power. This project aims to make a significant contribution to the evaluation of mechanisms that translate international-level agreements into instruments that will help change the behaviour of the people on the ‘front-line’ while minimising adverse repercussions on their livelihoods.
Help develop policy options that link international commitments for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD-plus) with locally-appropriate policies and incentives that create sustainable social and ecological benefits.
Indonesia: Jambi and Lampung (Sumatra) and East Kalimantan
Viet Nam: Bac Kan (North Vietnam) and Dac Lak and Dac Nong (Central highland)
Peru: Ucayali, Peruvian Amazon
Cameroon: Nyong et So’o, Ocean, Mvila, and Valee du Ntem, southwestern Cameroon
REDD-ALERT is implemented by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with twelve research institutions in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The collaboration builds on the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins; member institutes are marked with *.