Deforestation drivers in the tropics, do jurisdictional scale and context matter?
Population pressure and the suitability of the land for crop production are recurrently identified drivers of deforestation. The harmonization of international environmental policies with demographic strategies appears to be even more decisive than considering agricultural measures. Deforestation forces occur independently of political boundaries, indicating the need to adjust jurisdictional and landscape approaches. The implementation of policy instruments such as REDD+ requires flexibility to be modified and adapted to specific national, regional or local conditions.