Applying three dimensions of equity to REDD+

IIED Briefing
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Published: November 2015
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17321IIED

REDD+ strives to be equitable, but often focuses on only part of the picture, so that even apparently-strong strategies (for example those with strong provisions on benefit sharing and tenure), may be less equitable on closer inspection. Yet people’s perceptions and many national policies reveal more nuanced thinking on equity. Achieving greater equity in REDD+ needs attention to three dimensions: recognition (of rights, knowledge and institutions), procedure (inclusive decision-making) and distribution (of benefits and costs). The right choices will be context specific and the process of making these choices should engage key stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, local communities, women, elders and youth.

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Quesada-Aguilar, A. and Franks, P. (2015). Applying three dimensions of equity to REDD+. .
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