Local Sustainable Development Effects of Forest Carbon Projects in Brazil and Bolivia: A view from the field; Markets for Environmental Services No.5.
This is a report on a study of the socio-economic effects of four carbon sequestration projects in Brazil and Bolivia. The study examines how these projects contribute to local development processes and the benefits that accrue to local people. It draws a number of lessons relating to project design, social networks, economic impacts and relations with local communities. In particular, it stresses the importance of early information exchange before project formulation to help reflect local social demands. It goes on to make important recommendations for CDM procedures, emphasising that local sustainable development should be a central part of CDM projects’ eligibility criteria and should be given equal weight to those referring to additionality.
- Authors / Editors:
- P H May, E Boyd, F Veiga and M Chang
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- Print ISSN:
- 1 84369 451 4