Policy options for effective REDD+ implementation in Indonesia: the significance of forest tenure reform

Saito-Jensen, Moeko, Sikor, Thomas, Kurniawan, Y, Eilenberg, Michael, Setyawan, E. P. and Kustini, S. J. (2015) Policy options for effective REDD+ implementation in Indonesia: the significance of forest tenure reform. International Forestry Review, 17 (1). pp. 86-97. ISSN 1465-5489

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Indonesia, which contains the third-largest area of tropical forest in the world, is currently exploring policy options for the effective implementation of REDD+, the global initiative to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This article analyses the major questions regarding the effective distribution of benefits on the basis of three village case studies in Kutai Barat district in the province of East Kalimantan. The case studies demonstrate that companies are unlikely to take up compensation payments for stopping large-scale activities that cause deforestation and forest degradation, due to high opportunity costs. REDD+ finance may be more effectively used to reward small-scale dispersed activities that enhance carbon stocks, such as those already happening under Indonesia's community nursery programme. The analysis indicates the necessity for forest tenure reform, and in particular recognition of customary forest tenure through communal titles, which is more advantageous than the transfer of individual titles to households.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: customary rights,forestry,indonesia,redd+,tenure reform
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Climate Change
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 15:28
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 00:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/52925
DOI: 10.1505/146554815814725040

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