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2012-10-28 | News

EEPFE Research Fellow presents a paper on Common Property Forest Management

EEPFE research fellow, Dr. Abebe Damte presented a paper on 'Common Property Forest Management: Implications for REDD in Ethiopia' at the Climate Change and Development Policy Conference organized by the UNU-WIDER from 28-29 September 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.

This conference organized by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU‐WIDER) focused on both low-carbon development (mitigation) and climate-resilient strategies (adaptation). Emphasis was given to studies that (i) linked climate change to socioeconomic outcomes and identified policy responses, and (ii) evaluated how adaptation and/or mitigation policies influence development processes and policies.

In their paper, Dr. Abebe and coauthors examined one of the important issues in REDD and its implementation - the link between REDD and common property forest management (CPFM) in Ethiopia. Based on factor analysis they constructed a variable called ‘institutional index’ and also examined the role of other conditioning variables.

Complete paper abstract

Conference Programme

For more information on the conference please contact Dr. Abebe Damte on