Peter Newton: Associate Researcher

GCF Associate Researcher Peter Newton presented at the fourth annual FLARE conference on forests and livelihoods, at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Dr Newton’s talk presented initial results of a study that draws on longitudinal data from Acre, Brazil, that was collected as part of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Global Comparative Study on REDD+. The initial results from this study suggest that Acre’s State System for Environmental Services (SISA) has facilitated a diversification of rural livelihood strategies, and a shift away from livestock without diminishing total household income.