Justice glitches and technical fixes in conservation projects

In the last decade, ambitious global initiatives have been launched to address climate change and development – the Paris Agreement and the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) are two. However, projects borne from these programs have often been met with suspicion and protest on the ground. To better understand why, researchers at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Dala Institute in Indonesia set out to examine why some REDD+, conservation and payment for environmental services (PES) projects lack legitimacy among communities; how that sets them up for failure; and what could be done differently. Read the full story on Forests News.