Land and forest tenure reform to support REDD+ implementation | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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August 2018
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FAODOCREP:CA0909EN
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4
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Land and forest tenure systems greatly influence a country’s ability to reduce deforestation and forest degradation. Clear and legitimate tenure rights over forests can provide an incentive to manage forests sustainably and simultaneously reduce deforestation and forest degradation. In fact, communities and stakeholders with secure tenure rights have a strong interest in investing time and resources to maintain and enhance the natural capital under a long-term vision. Identifying and recognizing legitimate tenure rights, including customary and collective ones, also strengthens accountability, and it is essential for the success of REDD+.

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