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The Economic Costs and Benefits of Securing Community Forest Tenure

Evidence From Brazil and Guatemala

This Working Paper presents the economic costs of benefits of securing community forestland rights in Brazil and Guatemala.

The relatively modest investments needed to secure the forest rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities will generate significant returns—economically, socially and environmentally—according to a working paper, which finds that protecting forest rights in Guatemala and Brazil will avert 5.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions.


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