REDD in Bolivia (BOREDD) (completed)
This project is a case study of the planning and implementation of the UN-REDD program in Bolivia and studies the role of civil society in environmental governance and climate change policymaking.
About the project
The aim of this project is to explore how measures to respond and adapt to climate change are designed and implemented in developing countries. This proposal focuses on the study of climate change and forests policies in Bolivia through the implementation of the UN-REDD (Mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests) program.
The project will focus on analyzing the involvement and participation of civil society actors in decision making arenas, and how it may lead to securing their rights and interests. Governance traditions, institutions, practices and power relations vary across countries and influence the level of involvement of civil society actors and their influence in decision making arenas.
Protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities has been one of the major areas of contention in the REDD negotiations. Given Norway’s huge efforts to combat deforestation to further limit CO2 emissions and as a leading financial supporter of the REDD mechanism, projects that aim to better understand how climate mitigation measures are implemented or contested can provide valuable inputs.
Duration: January 2011- December 2014