Sharing the benefits of REDD+. Lessons from the field

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In the context of REDD+1, discussions about “benefit sharing” often focus on distributing revenue from monetizing emissions reductions. There is a broad opportunity, however, to create benefits from upfront programmatic investments—in, for example, sustainable livelihoods; improvements in governance, security, and other elements important for human well-being; as well as ex-post, or performance-based, payments for demonstrated success. In this report, we look at the full set of opportunities to generate benefits from REDD+.