Assessing the livelihood benefits to local communities from the Profafor Carbon Sequestration Project, Ecuador

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2003
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Bogor, Indonesia: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Abstract

This study assesses the actual and potential livelihood impacts of PROFAFOR, a carbon sequestration project in Ecuador, in the knowledge that the AIJ phase projects did not have a sustainable development requirement, but that this was an opportunity to explore the livelihood opportunities and risks of LULUCF projects. For PROFAFOR, addressing the livelihood needs of contracted communities will help to increase the duration of the carbon sequestered.

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Rural development, Carbon sequestration, Livelihoods, Payments for environmental services, PES, Profafor, Ecuador, Sustainable livelihoods approach, Financial budget analysis, Livelihood impacts, Forest carbon projects
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RUPES Working Papers