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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 abebed2002@yahoo.co.uk