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Public-Sector Measures to Conserve and Restore Forests: Overcoming Economic and Political Economy Barriers

This working paper is a contribution to the FOLU 2019 report, Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use. The paper answers four questions:

  • Why are forests critical to economic development and human well-being?
  • What public sector measures could conserve and restore forests?
  • Why haven’t these public measures sufficiently worked at scale yet?
  • How can one overcome the economic and political economy barriers to these measures?

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