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Redeeming REDD by Michael I. Brown

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6    Stakeholders and REDD

This chapter assesses different stakeholder positions on REDD. It also projects what different groups could do in the future to enhance REDD prospects.

Stakeholder positions

Appreciating the evolution of REDD requires understanding the range of stakeholders and stakes involved. While these stakeholders from global to local levels can be identified, the potential benefits from REDD as currently framed by policy will accrue, potentially predominantly, to those far removed from the front lines where REDD will be implemented.

On the other hand, the potential costs of failed REDD projects, meanwhile, stand to be inordinately borne by community level groups on the front lines of policy and project implementation. These stakeholders ...

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