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REDD+ (Reducing Emissions of greenhouse gases from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is an important tool under the UNFCCC for incentivizing developing countries to adopt and scale up climate mitigation actions in the forest sector and for capturing and channeling the financial resources to do so. This Handbook eloquently examines the methodological guidance and emerging governance arrangements for REDD+, analysing how and to what extent it is embedded in the international legal framework. Organized coherently into five parts, contributions from legal experts, international relations scholars, climate change negotiators and activists explore the history and design of REDD+ in the UN climate regime, as well as linkages between REDD+ and other international agreements. The book also considers global governance for REDD+, its financial dimensions including markets and investment and future developments and legal challenges. Detailed analysis from a range of angles illustrates the interplay of international norms and institutions and maps out a legal research agenda for identifying best practice solutions. Shedding light on one of the most vibrant and fast-moving fields in international law, this comprehensive Handbook is essential reading for scholars of international law and international relations, policy makers in the area of climate change, REDD+ and land sector experts and NGOs.
Contributors include: R.R. Barrer, M.-C. Cordonier Segger, J. Costenbader, A. de Leon A. Long, F. Ferreira, M. Gehring, K. Gover, J. Gupta, K. Hite, P. Horne, S. Jodoin, P. Keenlyside, A.G.M. La Viña, C.L. McDermott, C. Parker, E. Roessing Neto, A. Savaresi, M. Schwedeler, C. Streck, H. van Asselt, C. Voigt, A. Wardell, M.A. Young, O.R. Young.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: the kaleidoscopic world of REDD+ / Christina Voigt Part I REDD+ in the UN climate regime: history, design, governance and institutional architecture 1. History and future of REDD+ in the UNFCCC: issues and challenges / Antonio G. M. La Viña, Alaya De Leon and Reginald Rex Barrer 2. The Warsaw Framework for REDD+: implications for national implementation and results-based finance / Christina Voigt and Felipe Ferreira Part II REDD+ linkages to other international agreements 3. The institutional complex for REDD+: a 'benevolent jigsaw'? / Harro Van Asselt and Constance L. Mcdermott 4. REDD+ and interacting legal regimes / Margaret A. Young 5. The legal status and role of safeguards / Annalisa Savaresi 6. The human rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities in the complex legal framework for REDD+ / Sébastien Jodoin 7. The convention on biological diversity and REDD+ / Andrew Long Part III Global governance for REDD+ 8. Addressing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation through international law / Charlotte Streck and Michaela Schwedeler 9. REDD+, tenure and indigenous property: the promise and peril of a 'human rights-based approach' / Kirsty Gover 10. REDD+ and multilevel governance beyond the climate negotiations / Ernesto Roessing Neto and Joyeeta Gupta 11. Seeing the forest for the trees: getting post-Earth Summit forest protection back on track / Peter Horne Part IV REDD+ finance, markets and investment 12. Managing fiduciary risk in REDD+ / Paul Keenlyside, John Costenbader and Charlie Parker 13. REDD+ instruments, international investment rules and sustainable landscapes / Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Markus Gehring and Andrew Wardell Part V Future developments and legal challenges 14. Rediscovering ambition, implementation and operationalization / Patricia Elias 15. Adjudicating disputes across scales: global administrative law considerations for REDD+ / Kristen Hite.