Thinking about REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms

May 22, 2015

Ani A. Nawir, speaking at CIFOR’s Science@10

Community forestry (CF) provides valuable lessons for REDD+ benefit-sharing mechanisms (BSMs) for three reasons. First, CF institutions generally have an established BSM that incentivizes forest conservation, which is recognized by national law. Second, CF generates and distributes co-benefits from timber and other forestry products, including ecological services and carbon sequestration. Lastly, CF is a forest management option for the implementation of REDD+.