Trumper, K., M. Bertzky, B. Dickson, G. van der Heijden, M. Jenkins and P. Manning
Implementation of widespread ecosystem carbon management policies presents great challenges, raising significant institutional and regulatory issues and complex political and socio- economic dilemmas. In particular, an effective policy will need to achieve a balance between rural livelihoods and carbon management policies that may threaten those livelihoods. It is often difficult to ensure that the rewards for good carbon management reach the communities involved. It is crucial that the voices of the rural poor and indigenous people are not lost in a rush to secure carbon gains.