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Title:Protecting the environment for the present and future generations: REDD+ and the reversal of deforestation in Ghana
Authors:Arhin, Albert A.
Adam, Mohammed-Anwar Sadat
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Geographic term:Ghana
forest management
forest policy
Abstract:This paper is informed by the understanding that politics and the interests that shape policy are of fundamental importance to policies such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plus the role of conservation, sustainable forest management and carbon stock enhancement). The aim of this paper is therefore to explore the political economy of forestry reforms in Ghana with a focus on highlighting their implications and lessons for the REDD+ mechanism. The paper begins with an overview of the ideational anchor of REDD+ at the global level and domestic levels. The second section sketches out some of the legislative and policy reforms undertaken to address deforestation and degradation over the past few decades. This is followed by a discussion of some of the reasons why deforestation has still continued in spite of those reforms. The paper then draws implications for the ongoing reforms under REDD. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]