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Locking-in carbon, locking-out livelihoods? Artisanal mining and REDD in Sub-Saharan Africa

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This article examines the potential mutual conflict between interventions aimed at formalising artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on the one hand, and policies implemented in response to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) initiative on the other. Deforestation caused by ASM undermines sound forest management, and potentially threatens the implementation of REDD. Conversely, the adoption of REDD could further marginalise and criminalise the ASM sector, ...

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10.1002/jid.1837

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Publisher's website
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Journal of International Development Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
8
Pages:
1140-1150
Publication date:
2011-11-01
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0954-1748
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615011
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pubs:615011
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uuid:621ac2b8-bdcf-4bab-ac39-5449a92733ba
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pubs:615011
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2016-04-13

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