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dc.contributor.authorSherpa, D. T.en
dc.contributor.authorBrower, Ann L.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T02:24:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationSherpa, D.T., & Brower, A. (2015). Equity in sharing the potential benefits of REDD+ in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 13(1), 20-29. doi:10.3126/jfl.v13i1.15363en
dc.identifier.issn1684-0186en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7828
dc.description.abstractReducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an incentive based climate change mitigation measure that focuses on reducing carbon emissions by rewarding communities’ efforts in the conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks. Assuming REDD+ revenues are generated, there is a question about how the benefits should be distributed. This paper uses the 3Es (Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity) criteria in sharing the benefits of REDD+ to examine a case study in one of Nepal’s REDD+ pilot projects implemented in community forests. While concerns about equity in REDD+ are getting attention worldwide, the literature is not clear on which principle of 3Es should be given priority to achieve overall effectiveness in reducing the carbon emissions. Our research finds that equity should be prioritised to achieve efficiency and effectiveness of REDD+. Further, we find distributive equity to be the most important. Distributive equity is understood in three different ways in Nepal: rights, needs, and performance. But there is a debate on which equity should be given priority. The issues of needs vs. performance in determining what is equitable should be solved by the formulation of guidelines for how benefits should be shared at two levels in Nepal. First, the vertical distribution of benefits should be based on the ownership of carbon benefits and performance criteria. Second, at the community level, the community itself should determine the form of horizontal benefit-distribution, based on its definition of needs.en
dc.format.extent20-29en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherForestAction Nepalen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - ForestAction Nepal - https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v13i1.15363 - http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JFL/article/view/15363en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v13i1.15363en
dc.rights© ForestAction Nepal 2015en
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen
dc.subjectREDD+en
dc.subjectbenefit sharingen
dc.subjectequityen
dc.subjectcommunitiesen
dc.titleEquity in sharing the potential benefits of REDD+ in Nepalen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.identifier.doi10.3126/jfl.v13i1.15363en
dc.subject.anzsrc0705 Forestry Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc070504 Forestry Management and Environmenten
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Forest and Livelihooden
pubs.issue1en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JFL/article/view/15363en
pubs.volume13en


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