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The Forests Dialogue
REDD+ Benefit Sharing
REDD+ Benefit Sharing Initiative
For REDD+ to be effective, a benefit-distribution system is needed to incentivize stakeholders, in particular the forest-dependent poor, to participate in REDD+. But a range of critical questions remain on the nature of such a system. Based on the learning from previous dialogues on REDD+ Readiness, TFD and IUCN will conduct a series of dialogues to investigate how to build effective, efficient and fair Benefit Sharing Mechanisms for REDD+ in 2013 and 2014.
The Dialogue in DC is a first scoping exercise for the REDD+ Benefit Sharing Initiative, which aims to develop and understand the current state of REDD+ Benefit Sharing in several key countries and to identify the challenges of designing and implementing those mechanisms more broadly. The REDD+ Initiative seeks to build a “community of practice” among locally-rooted, well-connected REDD practitioners to share experiences and develop practical tools that support effective, efficient and equitable benefit sharing for REDD+. Through the initiative, we expect to promote appropriate economic, policy and institutional arrangements at the local, national and international levels and to facilitate equitable and efficient delivery of REDD+ benefits. This Dialogue is hosted by The World Bank.
TFD facilitated a dialogue with other congress participants to learn about the latest activities, identify challenges and brainstorm ways-forward for the design and implementation of effective, efficient and fair benefit sharing mechanisms for REDD+.