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Representation and participation in formulating Nepal's REDD+ approach
Satyal, Poshendra (University of East Anglia. School of International Development)
Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Dawson, Neil (University of East Anglia. School of International Development)
Dhungana, Hari (Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (Kathmandu))
Maskey, Gyanu (Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (Kathmandu))

Data: 2018
Resum: REDD+ is an international policy aimed at incentivizing forest conservation and management and improving forest governance. In this article, we interrogate how newly articulated REDD+ governance processes established to guide the formulation of Nepal's REDD+ approach address issues of participation for different social groups. Specifically, we analyse available forums of participation for different social groups, as well as the nature of their representation and degree of participation during the country's REDD+ preparedness phase. We find that spaces for participation and decision-making in REDD+ have been to date defined and dominated by government actors and influential civil society groups, whereas the influence of other actors, particularly marginalized groups such as Dalits and women's organizations,have remained limited. REDD+ has also resulted in a reduction of influence for somehitherto powerful actors (e. g. community forestry activists) and constrained their critical voice. These governance weaknesses related to misrepresentation and uneven power relations in Nepal cast doubt on the extent to which procedural justice has been promoted through REDD+ and imply that implementation may, as a consequence, lack the required social legitimacy and support. We discuss possible ways to address these shortcomings, such as granting greater prominence to neglected civil society forums within the REDD+ process, allowing for an increase in their influence on policy design, enhancing capacity and leadership of marginalized groups and institutionalizing participation through continued forest governance reform.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad MDM-2015-0552]
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Nota: Altres ajuts: UK Department for International Development (DFID) [grant number W07.68.415], UK Department for International Development and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) [Development Frontiers grant number ES/N005740/1]
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: REDD+ ; Policy process ; Representation ; Participation ; Non-state actors ; Nepal
Publicat a: Climate policy, Vol. 18, (May 2018) , p. 1-15, ISSN 1469-3062

DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1473752

16 p, 3.6 MB

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