Empowered local governance supports multiple objectives of forest restoration, finds study co-authored by ISB faculty

Nov 23, 2023

 A study 'Community Forest Governance and Synergies between Carbon, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods’ co-authored by ISB faculty Ashwini Chhatre shows that the formal involvement of local communities in forest management leads to positive outcomes. The research published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Nature Climate Change' analyses data from 314 forest commons in human-dominated landscapes across 15 tropical countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The aim was to understand the carbon storage capacity of trees, the diversity of tree species, and the overall benefits these forests provide to local communities.