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Briefing Notes

Is REDD undermining FLEGT

4 October 2009

Written by: Iola Leal Riesco, Kyeretwie Opoku

Is REDD undermining FLEGT

With proper safeguards, FLEGT has the capacity to bring about real improvements in forest governance – but concerns have been raised that this could all be undermined by the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) schemes currently being developed by the UN and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). This briefing looks at the case of Ghana and concludes that the Ghana experience should alert us to the dangers of rushing REDD processes.

Categories: Development Aid, REDD+, Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT)

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