Social Equity and Livelihood Implications of REDD+ in Rural Communities: A Case Study from Nepal

dc.contributor.authorPoudel, Mohan
dc.contributor.authorThwaites, Rik
dc.contributor.authorRace, Digby
dc.contributor.authorDahal, Ganga Ram
dc.coverage.countryNepalen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-06T19:39:42Z
dc.date.available2015-04-06T19:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.description.abstract"Despite growing international consensus that the use of the policy instrument REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries) could be an effective way to reduce carbon emissions from the forestry sector and support bio-diversity with livelihood benefits, there are a range of unresolved issues, including potential implications for rural livelihoods. This paper presents results from recent research that examines social equity and livelihood implications of the piloting of REDD+ through Nepal’s community forestry system, within selected villages in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The research reveals the varying experiences of households, closely correlated to the socio-economic attributes of the households. Despite the ‘no harm and equitable’ policy, this research indicates that not everyone is experiencing the anticipated benefits of REDD+. Although poorer, women-headed and marginalized households are targeted in some ways (e.g. seed grants), the support is limited, and inadequately compensates the loss they have experienced in other ways (e.g. limited access to forests). Households bundling by caste may not necessarily address equity, but is likely to increase intra-caste marginalization."en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournalInternational Journal of the Commonsen_US
dc.identifier.citationmonthMarchen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber1en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages177-208en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/9718
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen_US
dc.subjectequityen_US
dc.subjectlivelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectpovertyen_US
dc.subjectREDDen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.titleSocial Equity and Livelihood Implications of REDD+ in Rural Communities: A Case Study from Nepalen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US
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