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Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia: a case study of three project sites

Enrici, A. M. & Hubacek, K., 2018, In : Ecology and Society. 23, 2, 19 p., 7.

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Enrici, A. M., & Hubacek, K. (2018). Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia: a case study of three project sites. Ecology and Society, 23(2), [7]. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09805-230207

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Enrici, Ashley M. ; Hubacek, Klaus. / Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia : a case study of three project sites. In: Ecology and Society. 2018 ; Vol. 23, No. 2.

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Enrici, AM & Hubacek, K 2018, 'Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia: a case study of three project sites', Ecology and Society, vol. 23, no. 2, 7. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09805-230207

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Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia : a case study of three project sites. / Enrici, Ashley M.; Hubacek, Klaus.

In: Ecology and Society, Vol. 23, No. 2, 7, 2018.

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Enrici AM, Hubacek K. Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia: a case study of three project sites. Ecology and Society. 2018;23(2). 7. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09805-230207


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title = "Challenges for REDD plus in Indonesia: a case study of three project sites",
abstract = "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) is a global initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions from forest cover change. Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet with the third largest extent of tropical forest, has been extensively involved in REDD+. Despite commitments from the government of Indonesia and the international community, the deforestation rate has not stabilized or decreased in the years since REDD+'s introduction in 2007. As of 2012, it was arguably the highest in the world. Although there is an extensive body of literature on REDD+, the need for grounded observations from the field could clarify existing challenges and inform future pursuits. We present the results of a case study of three REDD+ project sites to identify important criteria at the root of success or failure: finance, community, boundary enforcement, monitoring, and outcomes of attempted carbon sequestration and biodiversity preservation. Challenges identified for each criteria include a lack of sufficient funding opportunities, inability to enforce boundaries due to corruption, and lack of a solid plan for involving communities. Carbon sequestration and biodiversity preservation results were mixed because of a lack of monitoring and problems with encroachment. We argue that changes must be made to Indonesian policy to help enable enforcement of project boundaries, monitoring technologies should be utilized, and stakeholders, particularly at the national level, need to address some of the challenges discussed to achieve effective REDD+ outcomes in the future.",
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