Land-use governance

Addressing the direct and indirect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation requires dealing effectively with weak land-use governance, inadequate law enforcement and a lack of transparency at national and subnational levels. This means developing innovative solutions to improve land-use governance, to respond to growing demand for transparency in the land-use sector and to address informal land-use activities, such as logging, mining, subsistence agriculture and charcoal production. Providing the right incentives for change and for private sector investment, together with effective and equitable distribution of benefits, are fundamental to spurring reforms to address the challenges and drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.

The work of the EU REDD Facility provides lessons and experiences in improving land-use governance at national and subnational levels.

Actions

 

     

Drawing on experience to develop REDD+ benefit sharing in the Republic of the Congo

Linking REDD+ and FLEGT at the provincial level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lessons learnt from piloting REDD+ at local level in Vietnam 

Fostering South-south cooperation with Brazil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strengthening the participation of civil society in REDD+ in the Republic of the Congo

Making information on FLEGT and REDD+ more accessible in the Republic of the Congo

Combining independent monitoring of forest governance and REDD+

Enhancing transparency by linking data on land-use licences and revenue in Indonesia

Exploring synergies between the FLEGT VPA legality definition and REDD+ safeguards in Vietnam 

Creating incentives for logging companies to engage in REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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