Synergies Between REDD+ and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change at the Local Level: A Ghana Case Study

Report / Paper

Synergies Between REDD+ and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change at the Local Level: A Ghana Case Study

PUBLISHED DATE

July 2012

RESOURCE

This case study uses the Local Adaptive Capacity (LAC) framework developed by the African Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) to compare how REDD+ strategy opinions may impact LAC. It analyses not only how REDD+ may affect the provision of assets necessary for adapting to climate change, but also the role of REDD+ in building processes and functions that develop the adaptive capacity of people at the local level. To assess whether Ghana’s developing REDD+ strategies are likely to be beneficial to the adaptive capacity of Ghana’s rural and forest communities, the study reviews potential and proposed policies and initiatives against the five key aspects of LAC, comparatively analyzing whether they contribute to climate change adaptation or are potentially maladaptive.