Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), Transnational Conservation and Access to Land in Jambi, Indonesia

EFForTS Discussion Paper Series No. 2

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Jonas Hein

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE)

Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

Indonesia is engaging in the UN-backed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme (REDD+) to reduce its land-use-based greenhouse gas emissions. This paper begins with the assumption that REDD+ and general trends towards privatization of nature and conservation are impacting the ability of local communities to access land. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Jambi in 2012, I explore land access patterns in the context of Indonesia’s emerging REDD governance framework. Initial findings show that, despite recent REDD-related forest governance reforms, land tenure issues remain unresolved. The results of fieldwork in the Harapan Rainforest area show that the reality on the ground is still characterized by overlapping and competing land claims backed by different authorities.

Keywords: REDD, Land tenure, forest governance, conservation, Indonesia

Suggested Citation

Hein, Jonas, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), Transnational Conservation and Access to Land in Jambi, Indonesia (October 2013). EFForTS Discussion Paper Series No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2421136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2421136

Jonas Hein (Contact Author)

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE) ( email )

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Bonn, 53113
Germany

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