Journal article

What drives policy change for REDD plus ? A qualitative comparative analysis of the interplay between institutional and policy arena factors

Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Maria Brockhaus, Jenniver Sehring, Monica Di Gregorio, Samuel Assembe-Mvondo, Andrea Babon, Melaku Bekele, Vanessa Benn, Maria Fernanda Gebara, Hermann W Kambire, Felicien Kengoum, Cynthia Maharani, Mary Menton, Moira Moeliono, Robert Ochieng, Naya Sharma Paudel, Thu Pham Thuy, Guy Patrice Dkamela, Almeida Sitoe

Climate Policy | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2019


Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) has emerged as a promising climate change mitigation mechanism in developing countries. In order to identify the enabling conditions for achieving progress in the implementation of an effective, efficient and equitable REDD+, this paper examines national policy settings in a comparative analysis across 13 countries with a focus on both institutional context and the actual setting of the policy arena. The evaluation of REDD+ revealed that countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America are showing some progress, but some face backlashes in realizing the necessary transformational change to tackle deforestation and forest deg..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was provided by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation; the Australian Agency for International Development; the European Comission (EC); the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment; and the United Kingdom Department for International Development.