This report takes stock of the current status of forest rights and tenure globally, assesses the key issues and events of 2010 that shape possibilities to improve local rights and livelihoods, and identifies key questions and challenges that the world will face in 2011.

CBFEs are truly local institutions; this is one of the reasons for the diversity of models on which they are based. It is also a reason why, as a development strategy, they bypass many of the costs and hurdles other development initiatives face in implementation. Created on the ground by local actors, they are well adapted to local social, cultural, and economic conditions and landscapes.

This report is based on a study of success of the Mexican community forestry and why it

The focus of this paper is that the contextual issues influencing the adequacy and appropriateness of opportunity cost as a proxy for payments required to get successful REDD+ can be major ones in most tropical developing countries; and resolving them can be expensive and time consuming.

This is an analysis of the effects of growing forest carbon markets on tenure and indigenous rights by Rights and Resources Initiative. It takes stock of the current status of forest rights, assesses key issues of 2009 and identifies key questions and challenges that we will face in 2010.

This paper returns to the particular issue of regulatory frameworks: the rules and systems put in place to encourage best practice and compliance with the official rules.

The goal of this report is to present and analyze the state of forest tenure in much of the world