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REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE) for Ghana Identifying Priorities for REDD Activities on the Ground

Preliminary Review of Legal and Institutional Constraints (Report of a Key Informant Workshop, July 2009)

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As in other countries, there is strong interest in Ghana from the Government, NGOs and other stakeholders in developing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) projects or demonstration activities. In developing a portfolio of REDD – or now REDD plus – demonstration activities it is desirable that project selection be undertaken in a systematic way, resulting in a representative and balanced portfolio coherent with strategic and sectoral priorities. It is also vital to understand the legal, institutional and policy framework for REDD, in order to assess what complementary progress is needed at the ‘macro’ level.

A scoping study of REDD opportunities and constraints is also an important first step for strategically orientating the ‘Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator’ (or ‘Incubator’). The REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE) involved a two day meeting of key informants in Accra over 2-3 July 2009.

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