Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117314
Authors: 
Hein, Jonas
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
EFForTS Discussion Paper Series 2
Abstract: 
Indonesia is engaging in the UN-backed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme (REDD+) to reduce its land-use-based greenhouse gas emissions. This paper begins with the assumption that REDD+ and general trends towards privatization of nature and conservation are impacting the ability of local communities to access land. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Jambi in 2012, I explore land access patterns in the context of Indonesia's emerging REDD governance framework. Initial findings show that, despite recent REDD-related forest governance reforms, land tenure issues remain unresolved. The results of fieldwork in the Harapan Rainforest area show that the reality on the ground is still characterized by overlapping and competing land claims backed by different authorities.
Subjects: 
REDD
land tenure
forest governance
conservation
Indonesia
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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