CIFOR and NORAD supporting students embarking on field assessments in three countries

Combating deforestation and forest degradation are part and parcel of the efforts to combat climate change. The ambitious global strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation known as REDD+ has been at the top of the climate agenda since the initiative emerged in 2007, when more than 50 countries signed on to REDD+ strategies.

CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ began soon after. From national-level policy work to district-specific actions, CIFOR researchers have been collecting data, discussing experiences and analyzing research to determine what has worked and what hasn’t with REDD+ across 22 countries.

Now, a group of nine graduate students working in Brazil, Indonesia and Peru are also part of these efforts to develop the evidence base for REDD+. Sponsored by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), these students are speaking to communities in the Amazon, collecting information in Kalimantan and looking at wellbeing outcomes in Peru.

Here are their stories.