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Forests Investments

REDD+ & Post-Conflict

A briefing for the Oslo REDD-Exchange

By Arthur Blundell, Emily Harwell, Kerstin Canby - Natural Capital Advisors, Natural Capital Advisors, Forest Trends
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Since the first commitments for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) were announced in Bali in 2007, more than half of all participating countries have experienced violent conflict involving organized, armed groups. If properly designed, REDD+ programs can strengthen peace and security as much as they can mitigate climate change, improve environmental management, and support local communities.
But to be effective, REDD+ must address challenges unique to countries attempting to recover from conflict.