Special Issue "The Potential Role for Community Monitoring in MRV and in Benefit Sharing in REDD+"

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A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Arturo Balderas Torres
Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Antigua carretera a Pátzcuaro 8701, CP 58190 Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico; CSTM, Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente, Postbus 217, Enschede, 7500 AE, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/mb/cstm/staff/cv/balderas.doc/
E-Mail: a.balderastorres@utwente.nl
Interests: Valuation of Environmental Services and Rural Development; Climate change mitigation; REDD+; Environmental Engineering; Corporate Environmental Management Systems.

Guest Editor
Dr. Margaret Skutsch
Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Antigua carretera a Pátzcuaro 8701, CP 58190 Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico; CSTM, Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente, Postbus 217, Enschede, 7500 AE, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/mb/cstm/staff/cv/skutsch.doc/
E-Mail: m.skutsch@utwente.nl
Interests: Community forest management; Climate change policy (particularly as regards REDD); Rural energy technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Developing countries interested in REDD+ under the UNFCCC have been requested to prepare a national forest monitoring system (NFMS) and a system to monitor, report and verify implementation (MRV). They have also been requested to engage local communities and indigenous groups as critical stakeholders in this process. The NFMS should be consistent with national inventories of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases. These inventories are, however, usually prepared using national level information with low geographical resolution and without the participation of local communities or other forest owners/managers. However, it has been shown that members of rural forest communities can develop the skills to monitor and measure levels of carbon stock in their forests and changes in these levels over time. If this information could be included and tracked from the local to regional and national levels, this might help to design transparent mechanisms for the assessment of REDD+ implementation, and possibly even for benefit sharing. The objective of this Special Issue is to discuss and explore the social, technical and political implications and potential of including community-based monitoring in MRV systems and benefit-sharing schemes in REDD+.

Dr. Arturo Balderas Torres
Dr. Margaret Skutsch
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • community based monitoring
  • benefit sharing
  • REDD+
  • monitoring, reporting and verification
  • results-based financing
  • forest inventories

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p. 1855-1878
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Forests 2014, 5(8), 1855-1878; doi:10.3390/f5081855
Received: 31 March 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(8), 1834-1854; doi:10.3390/f5081834
Received: 8 May 2014; in revised form: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(8), 1815-1833; doi:10.3390/f5081815
Received: 10 April 2014; in revised form: 3 July 2014 / Accepted: 10 July 2014 / Published: 28 July 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(7), 1596-1617; doi:10.3390/f5071596
Received: 2 April 2014; in revised form: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Forests 2014, 5(6), 1481-1507; doi:10.3390/f5061481
Received: 11 February 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 16 June 2014 / Published: 24 June 2014
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