Cultivating REDD in Nepal’s Community Forestry: A Discourse for Capitalizing on Potential?

Authors

  • Nagamindra Dahal National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Nepal
  • Kamal Banskota International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

Keywords:

REDD, R?PIN, community forestry, carbon trade, benefit?sharing

Abstract

This paper documents and analyses how REDD discoure is evolving in Nepal. The analysis shows that while there is consensus among stakeholders to respond to the unfolding opportunity of carbon financing through REDD, the discourse does not yet clarify the basis on which Nepal's community forestry has the potential to benefit from carbon financing. Despite good intentions, there is indequate understanding of the fundamental concept of REDD that is evolving internationally. There are a number of unsettled issues at international and national level. The potential of Nepal's community forestry to benefit from carbon financing depends on the ability of national stakeholders to resolve national issues collectively and work together to voice national interests internationally.

Key words: REDD, R?PIN, community forestry, carbon trade, benefit?sharing   

Full text is available at the ForestAction website

Journal of Forest and Livelihood 8(1) February 2009 pp.41-50

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Published

2009-05-22

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Dahal, N., & Banskota, K. (2009). Cultivating REDD in Nepal’s Community Forestry: A Discourse for Capitalizing on Potential?. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 8(1), 41–50. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JFL/article/view/1882

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