Climate, carbon, conservation and communities

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
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Published: August 2007
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17011IIED

The growing market for carbon offers great opportunities for linking greenhouse gas mitigation with conservation of forests and biodiversity, and the generation of local livelihoods. For these combined objectives to be achieved, strong governance is needed along with institutions that ensure poor people win, rather than lose out, from the new challenges posed by climate change. This briefing paper explores the opportunities from and limitations to carbon-based funds for conservation and development. It highlights mechanisms that may help secure benefits for climate, conservation and communities.

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Roe, D., Reid, H., Vaughan, K., Brickell, E. and Elliott, J. (2007). Climate, carbon, conservation and communities. .
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