Comparative evaluation of zero deforestation governance

Cadman, Tim and Maraseni, Tek ORCID: and Sarker, Tapan ORCID: and Ma, Hwan Ok (2017) Comparative evaluation of zero deforestation governance. EFTRN News, 58. pp. 161-168. ISSN 1876-5866


This article assesses seven deforestation initiatives. The governance quality of a range of non-state zero deforestation initiatives, as assessed by stakeholder surveys, reveals a general level of satisfaction, but not overwhelming support. Respondents in developing countries felt that initiatives included their interests, but respondents in developed countries were less enthusiastic, and all respondents were concerned about the lack of resources provided for their participation. This assessment suggests that greater effort is required to build participatory capacity among under-resourced stakeholders, and to reach out to those with policy and community interests who feel excluded. Governance standards may also be required to demonstrate the legitimacy of these schemes.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2018 23:34
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: deforestation, governance, community
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified

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