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Protecting the DRC’s Forest: Protected Areas for People and Planet

Rights and Resources Institute – June 2016

The DRC is home to some of the world’s most important forests and biomes, so reducing deforestation quickly and efficiently is an important part of global climate change mitigation. This paper aims to help by estimating the potential cost of compensating people affected by the proposed expansion while respecting the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).