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Getting ready for REDD+ in Tanzania: a case study of progress and challenges

Show simple item record Dalsgaard, SØren Funder, Mikkel Hagelberg, Niklas Harrison, Paul Haule, Christognus Kabalimu, Kekilia Kilahama, Felician Kilawe, Edward Lewis, Simon L. Lovett, Jon C. Lyatuu, Gertrude Marshall, Andrew R. Meshack, Charles Miles, Lera Milledge, Simon A.H. Munishi, Pantaleo K.T. Nashanda, Evarist Shirima, Deo Swetnam, Ruth D. Willcock, Simon Williams, Andrew Zahabu, Eliakim Burgess, Neil D. Bahane, Bruno Clairs, Tim Danielsen, Finn 2022-05-20T08:35:53Z 2022-05-20T08:35:53Z 2010
dc.description.abstract The proposed mechanism for Reducing Emis- sions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) offers significant potential for conserving forests to reduce negative impacts of climate change. Tanzania is one of nine pilot countries for the United Nations REDD Pro- gramme, receives significant funding from the Norwegian, Finnish and German governments and is a participant in the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. In combination, these interventions aim to mitigate green-house gas emissions, provide an income to rural commu- nities and conserve biodiversity. The establishment of the UN-REDD Programme in Tanzania illustrates real-world challenges in a developing country. These include currently inadequate baseline forestry data sets (needed to calculate reference emission levels), inadequate government capacity and insufficient experience of implementing REDD+-type measures at operational levels. Additionally, for REDD+ to succeed, current users of forest resources must adopt new practices, including the equitable sharing of benefits that accrue from REDD+ implementation. These challenges are being addressed by combined donor support to im- plement a national forest inventory, remote sensing of forest cover, enhanced capacity for measuring, reporting and verification, and pilot projects to test REDD+ imple- mentation linked to the existing Participatory Forest Man- agement Programme. Our conclusion is that even in a country with considerable donor support, progressive forest policies, laws and regulations, an extensive network of managed forests and increasingly developed locally-based forest management approaches, implementing REDD+ pre- sents many challenges. These are being met by coordinated, genuine partnerships between government, non-government and community-based agencies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Fauna & Flora International en_US
dc.subject Carbon en_US
dc.subject Copenhagen en_US
dc.subject CoP 15 en_US
dc.subject REDD+ en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject UNFCCC en_US
dc.subject Forests en_US
dc.subject Green- house gas en_US
dc.title Getting ready for REDD+ in Tanzania: a case study of progress and challenges en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url en_US

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