The following analysis applies a land and resource tenure assessment framework to evaluate four elements of successful land-use based climate change mitigation activities. The assessment focuses on how tenure relates to: 1) identifying relevant stakeholders; 2) understanding and adapting land and forest policy incentive mechanisms; 3) clarifying rights to benefit through the application of “carbon rights;” and 4) engaging stakeholders through free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).
The analysis was undertaken for the USAID Central America Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP), and complementary analyses were undertaken in Honduras, and Panama. The analysis applies analytical tools developed by USAID through the Property Rights and Resource Governance (PRRG) and Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC) programs to guide each of these areas of inquiry. It is designed for use by policy makers, donors, and project implementers in Guatemala to better understand how tenure constraints factor into the success of the current REDD+ plans.
This assessment is also available in Spanish / disponible en español.