Focali Theme 2: REDD and Poverty. 2009 Outputs: Inception Report and ”Communities & Carbon” Case study 2010-11 Mandate: Conduct national case studies in Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia & draw policy relevant conclusions for Sweden
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Looking into the Community cleared area (some protection)
Looking out at the surrounding ’forest’ area
Powerless to resist land concession
Little evidence of cutting in the area we visited in the CF
Villagers go through the CF to get to their rice land
If they see or hear anything they inform the CF committee who then organise a patrol which can be a day trip or two or three nights in order to follow up
Villagers articulate support for the CF
Forests are of major importance for many people’s livelihoods and employment.…Sweden shall contribute to climate-smart and sustainable use of the forests by means of stronger forest management and measures that discourage deforestation and safeguard forest ownership and user rights especially for poor, forest-dependent communities and indigenous populations, as well as assist in the development of national forest information systems.
South-east of Kok Sampor degraded by villagers
West of Bak Nim deforested by a senator’s sugar cane plantation
Does REDD inadvertently distract from Land Use Planning and Sustainable Forest Management by channeling focus into small pilot areas and technical issues around carbon measurement?