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FLEGT and REDD+ Synergies and Impacts in the Congo Basin: Lessons for Global Forest Governance

This document provides the results of a study on the synergies and impacts of FLEGT and REDD+ in the Congo Basin countries. The results point to the conclusion that fundamental governance reform and a change in incentive structures and enforcement will be needed for FLEGT and REDD+ to effectively contribute to the global efforts of reducing tropical deforestation. FLEGT and REDD+ and other global policies to reduce deforestation should be mainstreamed into national economic strategies to help tropical countries shift away from extractive scenarios, otherwise the processes will have only a marginal overall impact on protecting and conserving tropical forests.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forest protection
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright To be determined
Version / Edition 2016
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Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne European Forest Institute (EFI) Yliopistokatu 6 80100, Joensuu, Finland Email:

Author (individual) Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne
ISBN number 978-951-51-2817-1
ISSN number 0786-8170
Publication date 2016
Pagination 68
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,REDD+,forest governance,regime interactions,drivers of deforestation,non-carbon benefits,political economy
Date uploaded December 13, 2018, 22:05 (UTC)
Date modified February 8, 2019, 17:20 (UTC)