REDD+ in Asia Pacific
Reducing emissions from forests is a key goal of international climate efforts. New research shows how ethnographic approaches can provide better outcomes for people and forests in Asia Pacific.
A recent special issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint provides a much needed update on how REDD+ is unfolding in the region. Written largely by geographers, anthropologists and political ecologists, the issue provides insights from Indonesia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, from the perspectives of those most affected. The collection builds on recent contributions to global change research from social scientists by adopting grounded ethnographic approaches to explore the social, political and economic dynamics shaping success and failure.