Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
Print version ISSN 0121-6805
SABOGAL AGUILAR, JAVIER and MORENO CASTILLO, EDGAR. FORESTRY PROJECTS OF CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM IN COLOMBIA: AN OVERVIEW FROM LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Rev.fac.cienc.econ. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.1, pp. 125-140. ISSN 0121-6805.
This research assessed two Colombian forestry projects of Clean Development Mechanism to analyze the benefits to local sustainable development in each case. Land use was compared for extensive livestock, as most likely use in absence of alternative development projects versus the establishment of forestry plantations. For this purpose, a multi-criterion assessment was made with local interest group leaders linked to both case studies (Chinchiná River Basin - PROCUENCA and Carbon capture and agroforestry of San Nicholas valley). This study concludes that these projects have contributed to local sustainable development of rural areas given that they fomented potential forestry development, they generated valuable knowledge in environmental management and their execution considered multiple local actors. Notwithstanding, participation and local organizational technical needs were identified to achieve effective contributions.
Keywords : Local sustainable development; clean development mechanism (CDM); forestry projects; environmental services; Desenvolvimento sustentável local; mecanismo de desenvolvimento limpo (MDL); projetos florestais; serviços ambientais.