This research project examines the relationship between biophysical, economic, energy, political, and social factors that influences the inclusivity of forest-dependent communities within the construction of a state’s REDD+ initiative during the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s Readiness Process. I was able to quantify inclusivity by analyzing forty Readiness Proposal Plans on fourteen different categories. Then I regressed the factors I identified as a potential indicator of inclusivity. After running my regression, I found that the Annual Change in Forested Land, Wood fuel as a percent of the country’s total primary energy supply, the year the final R-PP was published, quality of the state’s infrastructure, and the percent of the population that s forest dependent were all significant in indicating how inclusive a state’s REDD+ initiative would be.


Dragujlić, Gorana


Global and International Studies


Environmental Policy | International and Area Studies

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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