Analysis of National Forest Programs for REDD+ Implementation in six South and Southeast Asia countries

Analysis of National Forest Programs for REDD+ Implementation in six South and Southeast Asia countries
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Analysis of National Forest Programs for REDD+ Implementation in six South and Southeast Asia countries

Aim of study: To facilitate REDD+ implementation and identify relevant attributes for robust REDD+ policies, this study evaluated and synthesized information from national forest programs in South and Southeast Asian countries.Area of study: Data was collected from six countries: Sri Lanka, Indonesi...

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Journal Title: Forest Systems
Main Author: Abrar J Mohammed
Other Authors: Makoto Inoue;
Ganesh P Shivakoti;
Tapan K Nath;
Mohammed Jashimuddin;
Mangala De Zoysa;
Hari Kaskoyo;
Juan M Pulhin;
Rose J Peras
Language: English
Get full text: http://revistas.inia.es/index.php/fs/article/view/8801
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Forest Systems; Vol 25, No 2 (Year 2016).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5424/fs/2016252-08801
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial (by-nc)
Subjects: Sciences --> Environmental Sciences
Applied Sciences --> Forestry
Abstract: Aim of study: To facilitate REDD+ implementation and identify relevant attributes for robust REDD+ policies, this study evaluated and synthesized information from national forest programs in South and Southeast Asian countries.Area of study: Data was collected from six countries: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, India and Thailand.Methods: The data sources for the evaluation was an in-depth desk review of relevant documents and focus group discussion among experts from each study country.  Main Results: We found out that diverse factors may influence program feasibility and the ability to achieve ‘triple benefits’: the nature of the forest targeted by the policy, the characteristics of the population affected by the policy, attributes of the policy instrument and the different actors involved.Research highlights: We argue that national policies and programs targeted for REDD+ implementation should focus on the identified features to achieve REDD+ goals.Keywords: policy evaluation; policy instruments; triple benefits; Southeast Asia.