Conflict and Rhetoric in Bolivian Forest Protection

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Conflict and Rhetoric in Bolivian Forest Protection

Focali brief 2012:04 by Lisa Westholm

This brief discusses Bolivia’s high ambitions to include indigenous communities in forest-related decision making. As a country with a high forest cover and high deforestation Bolivia is highly interesting from a REDD+ perspective. In addition, the country is trying to position itself as a progressive promoter of indigenous rights. Indigenous organizations are working hard to safeguard indigenous participation in the REDD+ process in the country, at the same time the Bolivian government claim to promote pro-poor and pro-indigenous peoples policies. However this briefs shows the difficulties to live up to the political discourse in practice. 
Read the brief here


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