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REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to beymer-farris and bassett

Show simple item record Munishi, Pantaleo Burgess, Neil D. Mwakalila, Shadrack Marion, Pfeifer Willcock, Simon Shirima, Deo Hamidu, Seki Bulenga, George B Jason, Rubens Haji, Machano Rob, Marchant 2022-06-08T11:31:19Z 2022-06-08T11:31:19Z 2013-05-26
dc.description.abstract Norwegian funded REDD+ projects in Tanzania have attracted a lot of attention, as has the wider REDD+ policy that aims to reduce deforestation and degradation and enhance carbon storage in forests of the developing countries. One of these REDD+ projects, managed by WWF Tanzania, was criticised in a scientific paper published in GEC, and consequently in the global media, for being linked to attempted evictions of communities living in the Rufiji delta mangroves by the Government of Tanzania, allegedly to make the area ‘ready for REDD’. In this response, we show how this eviction event in Rufiji mangroves has a history stretching back over 100 years, has nothing to do with REDD+ or any policy changes by government, and is not in any way linked to the work of any WWF project in Tanzania. We also outline some of the broader challenges faced by REDD+ in Tanzania. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject UNFCCC REDD en_US
dc.subject Carbon storage/sequestration en_US
dc.subject Livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Forest Eviction en_US
dc.subject Community/Participatory forest management en_US
dc.title REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to beymer-farris and bassett en_US
dc.title.alternative Response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url en_US

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