Technical assistance in the field of integrity of carbon reduction incentives mechanisms

Abstract

Query

Please provide an overview of actors and institutions with technical expertise in the field of integrity of carbon reduction incentive mechanism related to forestry.

Summary

Experience with incentive based interventions indicates that governance issues are likely to be critical to the success of such approaches in terms of reducing carbon emissions. But incentive based mechanisms to address climate change face major corruption challenges. Large flows of money could fuel rent seeking activities, elite capture of REDD benefits, and create new opportunities for forest corruption. In addition, such schemes can generate a pattern of perverse incentives leading to increased corruption and inequitable distribution of benefits, potentially resulting in actual deforestation and forest degradation.

Citation

Chêne, M. Technical assistance in the field of integrity of carbon reduction incentives mechanisms. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2010) 7 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 252]

Technical assistance in the field of integrity of carbon reduction incentives mechanisms

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