The success of REDD+ hinges on providing forest users with positive monetary and non-monetary incentives or benefits that both motivate behavioral change regarding forest use and help offset the various costs associated with implementing REDD+. Financial benefit sharing is designed to distribute REDD+ revenues to forest users in order to provide them with more lucrative income-earning opportunities than those gained by felling trees.
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