REDD+ policy design and policy learning

The emergence of an integrated landscape approach in Vietnam

Bidragets oversatte titel: REDD+ politik design og politik processer: Skabelse af en integreret areal tilgang i Vietnam

Zachary Wurtzebach, Thorkil Casse, Henrik Meilby, Martin R Nielsen, Anders Milhøj

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Resumé

Undersøgelse af implementering af REDD+. Hvilke udfordringer har der været, og har regeringen udvist interesse i at støtte processen
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftForest Policy and Economics
Vol/bind101
Sider (fra-til)129-139
Antal sider11
ISSN1389-9341
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Emneord

  • REDD+, implementering, regerings støtte

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Wurtzebach, Zachary ; Casse, Thorkil ; Meilby, Henrik ; Nielsen, Martin R ; Milhøj, Anders. / REDD+ policy design and policy learning : The emergence of an integrated landscape approach in Vietnam. I: Forest Policy and Economics. 2019 ; Bind 101. s. 129-139.
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REDD+ policy design and policy learning : The emergence of an integrated landscape approach in Vietnam. / Wurtzebach, Zachary ; Casse, Thorkil; Meilby, Henrik; Nielsen, Martin R; Milhøj, Anders.

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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