A Review of REDD+ Effectiveness at Ensuring Rural Community Resilience to Climate Change and Food Security in Nigeria

The paper reviewed one of the mitigation and adaptation measures, REDD+, against Climate change’s devastating effects. REDD+ incorporates the reduction of GHG from deforestation, forest degradation reduction, and poverty reduction. Some grey areas, however, exist despite many benefits of the REDD+ mechanism. Such include the need to develop long-term “deep decarbonization” pathways that will benefit from REDD+ and also limit environmental problems, eschewing politicising the initiative and weak institutions. The process of tenure reform will also need to be carefully managed under a REDD+ strategy, as there is a risk of loss of access by communities to forest products that are critical to their livelihoods. It is recommended that due attention to social and environmental safeguards should apply to all REDD+ mechanism in Nigeria for it to influence climate change positively and enhance food security.


Issue Date:
Oct 01 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0794-4748
Language:
English
Published in:
Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 06, Number 1
Page range:
53-64




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