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REDD-Net Asia-Pacific Bulletin #5: Drivers of Deforestation and REDD+

Publication Date
01 Dec 2012
Editors
Regan Suzuki
Publisher
RECOFTC; Overseas Development Institute; CATIE; Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development
Serial No.
0000047
REDD-Net Asia-Pacific Bulletin #5: Drivers of Deforestation and REDD+

What do opportunity costs mean in the context of REDD+ and what are the implications for local communities? Farmers intuitively know the importance of opportunity costs. To tackle deforestation in a socially equitable way, we must consider what the drivers of deforestation are and what incentives and livelihood opportunities accompany them.