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Local perspectives on REDD

Meine van Noordwijk, Gamma Galudra, Ratna Akiefnawati, Grace B. Villamor, Herry Purnomo, Suyanto

From the local perspective of stakeholders living in tropical forest margin, the REDD+ debate is an additional complication in an already complex relationship that they have with central governments and forest authorities. Can they make use of the REDD+ interest of their national government to further their livelihoods strategies and development aspirations? Or will the REDD+ implementation measures set them back in their conflicts over resource access? We provide a number of case studies of two high carbon emission provinces in Indonesia, the land with the highest land-based carbon emissions

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