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Oct 10 2011

Who Owns Carbon in Rural China?

2010

This paper by staff from Landesa (then called the Rural Development Institute) describes the ways in which farmers’ rights to forestland and trees are compromised by historical and institutional factors, and government programs to protect forests. The authors conclude that to ensure the long-term success of such programs while addressing the welfare of the affected rural poor people, China should continue reform efforts, particularly bolstering the security of farmers’ rights over forestland and trees and adequately compensating farmers affected by carbon sequestration programs. | Download PDF

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