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Researching national REDD+ strategies in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand: An update

As of June 1, 2015, the REDD+ team has conducted over 50 interviews and attended more than 20 policy observations. All three teams have also been collecting, collating and analyzing archival materials including past and current policies, laws and regulations that are related to the development of the national REDD+ strategy in the three countries. The team is planning to conduct a multi-stakeholder consultative meeting in their respective country on the three research questions with the different groups of stakeholders identified earlier.

Information Brief: Comparative study on national REDD+ strategy development processes in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand

The main objective of this research is to document insights for REDD+ policymakers in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand on how barriers can be overcome and opportunities seized for keycomponents of national REDD+ strategies or action plans in order to ensure effective, efficient and equitable REDD+ implementation in their countries. The main boundary partners are the REDD+ policymakers in each country. Results from this research will also engage with academic discussions on science-policy interface, market-based approaches to forest governance in developing countries, stakeholders’ assessments of policies on climate change, and national sovereignty.

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Comparative study on national REDD+ strategy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand (REDD+ in the Mekong)

COP19 of the UNFCCC mandates that to be eligible for REDD+, participating countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand need to develop national policies and measures for REDD+ implementation. To complete this national REDD+ strategy, participating countries will have to provide information on key topics such as safeguards, grievance mechanisms, benefit sharing mechanisms, drivers of deforestation and degradation, measuring, reporting, verification (MRV) and monitoring, and national REDD funds.

Smallholders in Thailand and REDD+ and FLEGT linkages

This article highlights a potential opportunity for FLEGT and REDD+ initiatives that focus on smallholders in Thailand. Smallholders are individual farmers or farmer families whose primary livelihood activity is farming. Their farm areas may include trees that support household needs, either through cash transactions or direct use.

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