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Main Title: No aggregate deforestation reductions from rollout of community land titles in Indonesia yet
Author(s): Kraus, Sebastian
Liu, Jacqueline
Koch, Nicolas
Fuss, Sabine
Type: Article
Abstract: In Indonesia, 60 million people live within 1 km of state forest. The government of Indonesia plans to grant community titles for 12.7 million hectares of land to communities living in and around forests. These titles allow for using nontimber forest products, practicing agroforestry, operating tourism businesses, and selective logging in designated production zones. Here, we estimate the early effects of the program’s rollout. We use data on the delineation and introduction date of community forest titles on 2.4 million hectares of land across the country. We find that, contrary to the objective of the program, community titles aimed at conservation did not decrease deforestation; if anything, they tended to increase forest loss. In contrast, community titles in zones aimed at timber production decreased deforestation, albeit from higher baseline forest loss rates.
Subject(s): land tenure reform
stacked difference-in-differences
Issue Date: 26-Oct-2021
Date Available: 11-Jan-2022
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-12803
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
330 Wirtschaft
Journal Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Publisher: National Acad. of Sciences
Volume: 118
Issue: 43
Article Number: e2100741118
Publisher DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2100741118
EISSN: 1091-6490
ISSN: 0027-8424
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt » Inst. Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung » FG Ökonomie des Klimawandels
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