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Author (up) Pasgaard, M.; Sun, Z.; Müller, D.; Mertz, O. url  doi
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  Title Challenges and opportunities for REDD+: A reality check from perspectives of effectiveness, efficiency and equity Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Environmental Science & Policy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 63 Issue Pages 161-169  
  Keywords Deforestation; Forest degradation; Climate change mitigation; Safeguards; Global survey  
  Abstract Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) is a promising mechanism of payments for ecosystem services with the aim to effectively reduce emissions in an efficient and equitable manner. REDD+ is part of the Paris-agreement reached at the UNFCCC COP21 in December 2015, but questions on whether REDD+ will work and bring multi-benefits are still hotly debated. Moreover, the results and messages from research on REDD+ in different regions are mixed, context-based and fragmented. Here, we employ a survey among REDD+ stakeholders, researchers, and consultants to evaluate the opportunities and challenges of REDD+ for achieving effective, efficient and equitable outcomes and co-benefits (3E+). We substantiate our survey results with a literature review. Results suggest that the challenges in achieving the 3E+ relate to the disproportionality between deforestation drivers and mitigation measures, diverging perceptions of equity among REDD+ stakeholders, complexity of property rights, and fragile willingness of stakeholders to engage in REDD+. If these challenges can be successfully addressed by the involved stakeholder groups, they can be turned into opportunities for realizing REDD+.  
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  Call Number geomatics @ Pasgaard2016 Serial 585  
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