Carbon sequestration in community forests: trade-offs and synergies of multiple outcomes and institutional diversity in the Bolivian Amazon

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serval:BIB_C2E12FD749E3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Carbon sequestration in community forests: trade-offs and synergies of multiple outcomes and institutional diversity in the Bolivian Amazon
Journal
Development and Change
Author(s)
Bottazzi P., Crespo D., Soria H., Benavides J.-P., M. Clavijo , S. Rist 
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
455
Number
1
Pages
105-131
Language
english
Abstract
Carbon sequestration in community forests represents an important challenge for the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program. However, the current focus on carbon sequestration gives too little attention to the multiple outcomes that are potentially or effectively generated by community-based resource systems. Our comparative analysis of indigenous people and settlers in the Bolivian Amazon shows how community-level institutions and related specific knowledge regulate the trade-offs between these multiple outcomes and carbon sequestration. We argue that successful REDD+ intervention would require adapted institutional arrangements for each specific socio- ecological context. The paper also criticizes a strictly financial and market- based approach in carbon sequestration programs that could endanger fragile local socio-ecological systems. REDD+ schemes should directly support existing mechanisms of forest sustainability rather than be considered as compensation for avoiding deforestation and forest degradation.
Keywords
REDD+, Carbon sequestration, indigenous, Andean migrant, forest multiple outcomes, community forest, Amazonian frontier, Bolivia
Open Access
Yes
Create date
25/10/2012 16:38
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:38
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