Research collaboration to inform national design of Effective, Efficient and Equitable benefit sharing mechanisms in the forest sector
Joint activity of Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
BiK-Fs project on Governance of Ecosystem Services and CIFOR’s REDD+ Benefit Sharing1 project have a focus on researching the implementation of incentive based policy instruments (PIs) for the sustainable provision of (carbon) ecosystem services. The reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests (REDD+), is a core element of international and national climate change mitigation strategies. While REDD+ incentives are intended specifically for emissions reduction, the co-benefits of such incentives, such as livelihood security and improved forest governance are also important. The CIFOR REDD+ benefit sharing project has activities in six tropical forest countries, including the two ASEAN countries of Indonesia and Vietnam. Both projects specifically aim to provide policymakers and practitioners with policy options and guidance to improve the design, development and implementation of incentive based policy instruments that are equitable, efficient and effective.