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Séminaire du CIRED : Timothy Laing (University of Brighton)

par Arancha Sánchez - publié le , mis à jour le

REDD+ in Guyana - A Model for the World ?

In 2010 Guyana and Norway signed a ground-breaking Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) agreement that created the world’s most advanced national-level REDD+ programme. Payments were made purely on performance - with funds used to transition Guyana on to a Low-Carbon Development pathway. This paper draws on evidence across the last seven years to assess the success of the agreement, and draw lessons for REDD+ implementation in other countries. It analyses the effect of the programme on deforestation, the economy, society and indigenous communities, drawing on interviews, secondary data and modelling of the mining industry. The paper finds that overall implementation has been slow to negligible due to both national and international factors, with deforestation increasing due to the lack of focus on an emerging gold boom within the country. Positive and negative effects on communities have been small. Indirect impacts have emerged through implicit changes to mind-sets, government policy and the donor funding environment.