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Market-based conservation for better livelihoods?: the promises and fallacies of REDD+ in Tanzania

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-26 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:58:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:58:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-26 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12805
dc.description.abstract Governments,multilateral organisations, and international conservation NGOs increasingly frame nature conservation in terms that emphasise the importance of technically managing and economically valuing nature, and introducing markets for ecosystem services. New mechanisms, such as REDD+, have been incorporated in national-level policy reforms, and have been piloted and implemented in rural project settings across the Global South. By reflecting on my research on REDD+ implementation in two case study villages in Tanzania, the paper argues that the emergence and nature of market-based conservation are multi-faceted, complex,and more profoundly shaped by structural challenges than is commonly acknowledged. The paper identities three particularly important challenges: the politics surrounding the establishment of community-based forest management; the mismatch between formal governance institutions and actual practices on the ground; and the recklessness of income from carbon sales and alternative livelihood opportunities. I argue that these challenges are not merely teething troubles, but they question fundamental assumptions of market-based conservation, more generally. I end with reference to better ideas for achieving sustainable development. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TANZANIA en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Market-based conservation for better livelihoods?: the promises and fallacies of REDD+ in Tanzania en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 7 en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Land en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10584 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9576 en
dc.bibliographictitle Scheba, A. (2018) Market-based conservation for better livelihoods?: the promises and fallacies of REDD+ in Tanzania. <i>Land</i>. 7:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Scheba, A. en


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