Ready or not? A review of the world bank forest carbon partnership r-plans and the un redd joint program documents
This paper reviews documentation detailing national REDD initiatives that have emerged from both the FCPF and UN-REDD, in order to assess how these efforts are dealing with fundamental issues of governance in the forest sector that underpin deforestation and degradation problems in pilot countries. Without addressing these issues it will be difficult, if not impossible, to reduce deforestation and degradation at the national level, and deal with risks of leakage. We recommend improvements to both the FCPF and UN-REDD processes, and the links between them, that will support these objectives.