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From Climate Research to Action under Multilevel Governance: Building Knowledge and Capacity at Landscape Scale

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The overall goal is to ensure REDD+ policymakers and practitioners in target countries make decisions informed by science-based knowledge, information, analysis and tools to contribute to effective and efficient reduction of carbon emissions with equitable impacts and poverty reduction, biodiversity and livelihoods co-benefits. As a complement to CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+ at national and project levels, the project will focus on REDD+ at the landscape level. We will generate policy lessons from high quality research on multilevel governance and land use decisions and carbon trade-offs at landscape levels. The emphasis on multiple governance levels and on landscapes - where policy meets practice on the ground - addresses existing gaps in science that must be urgently addressed to guide and inform the implementation of REDD+, low carbon strategies and related adaptation options to support to multiple decision-making arenas.

State of implementation/results

  • National and subnational workshops were organized, a governance-monitoring tool was developed, scientific articles were published in peer-reviewed journals and policy briefs were drawn up
  • An information brief relating to benefit sharing was published in Indonesia
  • A study on MRV and governance was finalized in Vietnam; further studies, including an institutional analysis for REDD+ institutions, were carried out
  • A carbon and biomass database was developed for Indonesia and Peru
  • Landsat-time series data are being used in combination with RapidEye satellite imagery and ground data to estimate the GHG performance of REDD+ sites and understand their wider-ranging socio-economic impacts; the results are due to be presented at COP 22 in Marrakesh at the end of 2016
  • “CarboScen”, a global public tool built to assess carbon implications of land use scenarios, and helping stakeholders to visualize future scenarios for landscape management and the decision making process, is now available online

Project data

Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Partner institution(s):
  • Interregional Amazon Council (CIAM), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) - Viet Nam, Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru, Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) - Mexico
  • Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA),Environmental Law and Natural Resources (DAR) - Peru,Ministry of Forestry - Indonesia,Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet - NMBU) - Norway,University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto),University of Leeds,Wageningen University

BMU grant:
€ 4,591,268

07/2014 till 12/2018


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