This publication from the GEF Small Grants Programme summarizes the experiences and lessons learned from six participating community-based REDD+ (CBR+) countries during the pilot phase (Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Panama, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia). A case study from each country represents a notable strategy for implementing REDD+ at the local level. These case studies, featuring action from the ground up, have demonstrated the importance of investing in Indigenous Peoples, young people, women, and other marginalized groups affected by climate change. These initiatives highlight the need to ensure that forest governance is participatory and inclusive, based on genuine partnerships and synergies with a wide range of stakeholders, and respect for local culture and traditions.

This publication was originally published by SGP.

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