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REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett

REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett
REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett
Norwegian funded REDD+ projects in Tanzania have attracted a lot of attention, as has the wider REDD+ policy that aims to reduce deforestation and degradation and enhance carbon storage in forests of the developing countries. One of these REDD+ projects, managed by WWF Tanzania, was criticised in a scientific paper published in GEC, and consequently in the global media, for being linked to attempted evictions of communities living in the Rufiji delta mangroves by the Government of Tanzania, allegedly to make the area ‘ready for REDD’. In this response, we show how this eviction event in Rufiji mangroves has a history stretching back over 100 years, has nothing to do with REDD+ or any policy changes by government, and is not in any way linked to the work of any WWF project in Tanzania. We also outline some of the broader challenges faced by REDD+ in Tanzania
UNFCCC REDD+, carbon storage/sequestration, livelihoods, forest eviction, ommunity/Participatory forest management
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Burgess, Neil D.
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Burgess, Neil D., Mwakalila, Shadrack, Munishi, Pantaleo, Pfeifer, Marion, Willcock, Simon, Shirima, Deo, Hamidu, Seki, Bulenga, George B., Rubens, Jason, Machano, Haji and Marchant, Rob (2013) REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett. Global Environmental Change, 23 (5), 1349-1354. (doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.05.013).

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Norwegian funded REDD+ projects in Tanzania have attracted a lot of attention, as has the wider REDD+ policy that aims to reduce deforestation and degradation and enhance carbon storage in forests of the developing countries. One of these REDD+ projects, managed by WWF Tanzania, was criticised in a scientific paper published in GEC, and consequently in the global media, for being linked to attempted evictions of communities living in the Rufiji delta mangroves by the Government of Tanzania, allegedly to make the area ‘ready for REDD’. In this response, we show how this eviction event in Rufiji mangroves has a history stretching back over 100 years, has nothing to do with REDD+ or any policy changes by government, and is not in any way linked to the work of any WWF project in Tanzania. We also outline some of the broader challenges faced by REDD+ in Tanzania

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Published date: October 2013
Keywords: UNFCCC REDD+, carbon storage/sequestration, livelihoods, forest eviction, ommunity/Participatory forest management
Organisations: Environmental

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Local EPrints ID: 372343
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372343
ISSN: 0959-3780
PURE UUID: 82b48319-958d-45f5-8068-85cb3ceaa18e

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2014 09:21
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 21:36

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Author: Neil D. Burgess
Author: Shadrack Mwakalila
Author: Pantaleo Munishi
Author: Marion Pfeifer
Author: Simon Willcock
Author: Deo Shirima
Author: Seki Hamidu
Author: George B. Bulenga
Author: Jason Rubens
Author: Haji Machano
Author: Rob Marchant

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