The Role of Community Forestry in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Case Studies from Asia
Tuesday July 31st 2012
This document is an output from RECOFTC’s case studies. The research and publication of these case studies was funded jointly by Adaptation Knowledge Platform, Climate Knowledge Development Network (CDKN), REDD-net and Raks Thai Foundation (CARE Thailand).
These case studies are based on local experiences in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam in an attempt to explore how community forestry may contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals. They are exploratory and descriptive in nature and although not purporting to be representative of the region, they provide a foundation for a better understanding of these relationships.
The objectives of the case studies are:
To better understand the potential role of community forestry to contribute to both climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.
To illustrate not only the positive contributions of community forestry to these goals, but also where and under what conditions trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation, and other objectives may occur.