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This executive summary offers recommendations based on lessons learned from Ghana, Liberia and RoC, for other countries of West and Central Africa who are considering how to embed REDD+ social safeguards into their national laws.
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In West and Central Africa, home to 25% of the world’s tropical forests, the climate challenge is set against the threat of deforestation. In light of this threat, national laws and regulations seek to protect, restore, and manage the use of these forests for national development.
International initiatives such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) have identified that strengthening national laws to improve forest governance is an important tool to strike a balance between protection of forests and national development.
A Portucel Moçambique está a desenvolver um projecto florestal integrado com uma indústria de produção de pasta para papel em Moçambique, assegurando a partilha de valor para promover o desenvolvimento socioeconómico sustentável das comunidades e melhorar o conhecimento e o respeito pelo ambiente.
Clear and coherent laws are key to successful community forestry.The Republic of Congo is currently developing its first legal framework on community forestry — presenting policymakers with a unique opportunity to design an enabling and comprehensive legal framework that empowers communities. This briefing outlines key areas the framework should be built on, including five that should be addressed as a priority.
La clé du succès de la foresterie communautaire réside dans la clarté et la cohérence des lois qui la régissent. Pour la première fois de son histoire, la République du Congo élabore un cadre juridique encadrant la foresterie communautaire. Cela constitue une opportunité unique pour les décideurs politiques de développer un cadre juridique favorable et exhaustif au profit des communautés.
Recognizing the extensive literature available on outgrower cooperative farming, this case study seeks to add to this literature by providing in-depth learnings and guidance on good practices for structuring commercial, cooperative outgrower schemes in Malawi and potentially elsewhere.