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Phelps J.,National University of Singapore | Guerrero M.C.,Non Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia | Dalabajan D.A.,Environmental Legal Assistance Center | Young B.,14 Lot 7 Capitol Villas | Webb E.L.,National University of Singapore
Global Environmental Change

Despite remaining uncertainties, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD) projects are being planned and implemented across the tropics, primarily targeting countries with high forest cover and high deforestation rates. However, there is growing recognition that REDD planning requires a broadened approach; a future REDD mechanism should incentivise emissions reduction in all developing forested countries, and should address critical non-carbon dimensions of REDD implementation-quality of forest governance, conservation priorities, local rights and tenure frameworks, and sub-national project potential. When considering this broader suite of factors, different REDD priorities can emerge, including in countries with low forest cover that would be overlooked by conventional site selection criteria. Using the Philippines as a case study, the paper highlights the importance of an enabling environment to REDD implementation, and presents a more comprehensive and inclusive approach for thinking about what comprises a "REDD country.". © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Pomeroy R.,University of Connecticut | Phang K.H.W.,Ocean Research | Ramdass K.,Ocean Research | Saad J.M.,Ocean Research | And 5 more authors.
Marine Policy

Applying an EAFM is considered the preferred option and best practice under the CTI-CFF for the long-term sustainability of fisheries and the ecosystem services provided to society (e.g., food security, livelihoods, economic security, coastal protection, human health and wellbeing). This paper presents progress of the six CTI countries toward implementation of an EAFM. The results of a country analysis of the existing institutional, policy and legal frameworks in terms of the ability of each country to align with EAFM principles is presented. Challenges to effective implementation of an EAFM in the Coral Triangle region are discussed and recommendations to overcome some of the key challenges are provided. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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