Making the forest carbon commons: Tracing measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in Angai Village Land Forest Reserve

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Title: Making the forest carbon commons: Tracing measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in Angai Village Land Forest Reserve
Author: Sundström, Roland
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic and Political Studies
Date: 2010-04-19
Language: en
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/16187
Thesis level: master's thesis
Discipline: Development Studies
Kehitysmaatutkimus
U-landsforskning
Abstract: Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) is an international climate policy instrument that comes with considerable challenges and opportunities for forest management across the developing world. Previous research on REDD has been predominantly problem centred, assessing options for overcoming the many obstacles the mechanism faces. In contrast, recognising that far-reaching REDD readiness programmes are well underway in several developing countries, the present study traces the rationalities and techniques associated with REDD to a local setting where these become tangible to the people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. By means of ethnographic fieldwork and document analysis, this study seeks to place those rationalities and techniques in relation to the ways in which people access, use and benefit from forests in Angai Village Land Forest Reserve (AVLFR) in Liwale District, south-eastern Tanzania. While exploratory in nature, this inquiry demonstrates that the reconceptualisation of forests as carbon stocks; and the techniques of forest carbon quantification, performance-based compensation, and long-term integrated land-use planning are likely to have important instrument effects, irrespective of whether REDD achieves its overarching aim of mitigating anthropogenic climate change.
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Subject: anthropogenic climate change
forest carbon commons
instrument effects
participatory forest management (PFM)
political ecology
reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)


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