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Forests, people and data

By KATE EVANS PUBLISHED ON JUNE 30, 2017 Participatory monitoring for REDD+ put to the test Growing up in a village in Indonesia’s Central Java in the 1980s, Dian Ekowati went to the local Posyandu every month. At the community primary healthcare center, her height and weight were recorded and reported to the government by …

Can REDD+ shift the tide against elite capture of forest benefits? Probably not

25 AUG 2015 BY ESTHER MWANGI, ISLA DUPORGE AND KRISTER ANDERSSON REDD+ is the largest coordinated international attempt to reverse the trend of deforestation and forest degradation globally. It remains one of the most dominant items on the agenda of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 countries have had legally binding obligations to reduce their …

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