Community forestry supports local level climate change adaptation by enhancing resilience in multiple ways: supporting livelihoods and income, increasing food security, leveraging social capital and knowledge, reducing disaster risks and regulating microclimates.
However, adaptation planning has, by and large, not included community forestry as a viable climate change adaptation tool. To address this, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests has developed a set of roadmaps to help guide the meaningful inclusion of community forestry in climate change adaptation planning through the year 2020.
To develop the roadmaps, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests conducted a desk-based literature review on the link between community forestry and climate change adaptation in the region, and in the selected countries. Based on the review, a ten-question interview template was drafted to gather primary data from experts, defined as practitioners, policy-makers and researchers with experience in community forestry and/or adaptation in the included countries.
The information provided by these interviews informed the analysis and recommendation of these reports.