Linking Adaptation and Mitigation Through Community Forestry: Case studies from Asia

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Community forestry can and does play an important role in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Until now, however, the ways it does so have received limited attention. Five community forestry sites across Asia were explored with a view to better understanding this relationship. Specifically, how can mitigation initiatives such as REDD+ enhance synergies with adaptation and how can trade-offs be avoided?