The Potential of REDD+ in Supporting the Transition to a Green Economy in the Congo Basin
The authors investigate the use of REDD+ as a means of transitioning to a green economy, using the countries of the Congo Basin region as case studies. To do so, the authors complete a review and analysis of national REDD+ strategies and REDD+ readiness proposals submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The report identifies successful REDD+ projects that result in outcomes compatible with green economies and concludes that forestry and REDD+ are important in supporting local communities, reducing environental risk, and contributing to social equity within the Congo Basin region.
The potential of REDD$\mathplus$ in supporting the transition to a Green Economy in the Congo Basin. International Forestry Review. 2016;18:29–43. doi:10.1505/146554816818206104..