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Forest carbon rights and corruption: What donors can do to minimize the risks

Assigning forest carbon rights is crucial for any effective REDD+ system. Often linked to debates about forest tenure, carbon rights determine who can make decisions about REDD+, who can benefit, how and to whom the carbon is sold, and under what circumstances. Debates about forest carbon rights are strongly linked to debates about equity in REDD+. Clear and secure forest carbon rights are also important for encouraging reputable private investment into REDD+.

9 January 2015
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Downs, F.; (2015) Forest carbon rights and corruption: What donors can do to minimize the risks. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief )

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Fiona Downs

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natural resource management, forestry, REDD+