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Identifying where REDD+ financially out-competes oil palm in floodplain landscapes using a fine-scale approach

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to avoid forest conversion to alternative land-uses through financial incentives. Oil-palm has high opportunity costs, which according to current literature questions the financial competitiveness of REDD+ in tropical lowlands. To understand this more, we undertook regional fine-scale and coarse-scale analyses (through carbon mapping and economic modelling) to assess the financial viability of REDD+ in safeguarding unpr...

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0000-0003-1886-7297
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0000-0003-0528-3073
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Public Library of Science
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PloS One More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
6
Article number:
e0156481
Publication date:
2016-06-08
Acceptance date:
2016-05-16
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1932-6203
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27276218
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English
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uuid:688ba9b4-e3e0-49c3-af8d-b76bb895230a
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628655
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2019-12-20

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