Assigning forest carbon rights is crucial for any effective REDD+ system. Often linked to debates about forest tenure, carbon rights determine who can make decisions about REDD+, who can benefit, how and to whom the carbon is sold, and under what circumstances. Debates about forest carbon rights are strongly linked to debates about equity in REDD+. Clear and secure forest carbon rights are also important for encouraging reputable private investment into REDD+.
Downs, F. Forest carbon rights and corruption: What donors can do to minimize the risks. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2015) 4 pp. [U4 Briefing, January 2015: 1]