Benefit sharing is the action of giving a portion of advantages [benefits] /profits derived from the use of [genetic resources or traditional knowledge] to resource providers. (Source: CBD)
Benefit sharing as used in the context of REDD+ refers to how financial incentives transferred from international funds or carbon markets are shared between actors within recipient countries.
Benefit sharing for REDD+ can be defined as agreements between stakeholders about the distribution of monetary benefits. (Source: Forest Carbon Partnership / World Bank Group)