Carbon righteousness: how to lever pro-poor benefits from REDD+

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
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Published: July 2011
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17097IIED

This briefing discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in the creation of a new form of private property that can be bought and sold in domestic and international markets — the ‘carbon right’. It looks at how equity and fairness can be built into this new commodity so that carbon trading schemes and REDD+ projects support the rural poor who rarely hold formal land ownership or tenure rights but are key players in putting sustainable forest management into practice on the ground.