Visioning REDD+ in East Africa: a focus on benefit sharing in Uganda and Tanzania
Progress in international debates about ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation’ (REDD) and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks’ in developing countries (REDD+) is slow. At the national level, a different story is emerging. The process of REDD + implementation has started in many countries through national planning processes and the development of pilot projects, giving some sense of what REDD+ might look like in practice. This bulletin, compiled through discussions with regional REDD+ ‘practitioners’, looks at progress so far in Uganda and Tanzania on how the questions of participation and benefit sharing are being considered.
1 November 2009