Nesting: Reconciling REDD+ at multiple scales (An Asia-Pacific perspective)

There are as many drivers of deforestation and forest degradation that lead to forest emissions as there are ways to mitigate them. In a given area, various actors – from local communities to private companies – may all be engaged in actions that reduce emissions, from sustainable agricultural intensification to reforestation and forest restoration plans. At the same time, the national government may implement land-tenure reform. All these actions contribute to reducing emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation. 

This is why achieving large-scale mitigation in the land sector requires collective action at different levels. In practice, this means that governments engaged in REDD+ must not only enact policy reforms, but also find ways to incentivize local actions, so that they can contribute to national mitigation goals. “Nesting” looks at how governments can incentivize local, smaller-scale activities and integrate them with larger national (or subnational) programmes to achieve their NDC and support low-carbon development. 

REDD+ nesting can be especially critical where responsibility for, and the impacts of, land management are decentralized. Nesting is also needed when countries apply for results-based finance at both the national and subnational levels, or if there are active REDD+ projects within the country’s borders.

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