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Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon
The Case of REDD+

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Rosemary Lyster, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby R. Marthews, Valerio Avitabile, Thomas K. Rudel, Constance L. McDermott, Charlotte Streck, Catherine MacKenzie, Ben DeVries, Martin Herold, Robert Fisher, Jeff Neilson, Beria Leimona, Leo Peskett, Simon Butt, Beatriz Garcia, Jemma Parsons, Tim Stephens
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  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107028807

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  • Emerging from the scientific parameters underpinning REDD+ (including the measurement of carbon stocks, reporting and verification), Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon considers the crucial challenges for global and national governance and the legal rights and interests of indigenous people and local communities, all of which have fundamental implications for development and poverty alleviation. With contributions from leading experts in the fields of law, governance, science, development studies and geography, it sheds light on the complexity of REDD+ and offers perspectives on the extent to which REDD+ agreements can be enforced under international law and in concert with new private and public domestic institutions.

    • Offers perspectives from the disciplines of law, governance, science, development studies and geography in order to thoroughly investigate, critically analyse and explain the parameters of REDD+ schemes and the challenges they face
    • Steps back from much of the traditional REDD+ rhetoric in order to consider the crucial challenges for law and governance
    • Investigates how any internationally sanctioned agreement on REDD+ under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change might be legally enforced
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    "Still, the volume paints a comprehensive picture of progress on REDD+ to date, giving a clear impression of the tantalizing efforts required by this evolving climate and forest policy experiment … In sum, the volumes contribute in their different ways to an ongoing conversation about the ambitious environmental policy experiment that is REDD+. Their analyses of progress so far provide welcome food for thought for academics and practitioners attempting to make sense of the maze of initiatives undertaken to make the idea of REDD+ a reality, as well as for policy-makers grappling with this intriguing experiment."
    Annalisa Savaresi, Carbon and Climate Law Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107028807
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Framing the Problem: Perspectives from Law, Science and Governance:
    1. International legal frameworks for REDD+: ensuring legitimacy Rosemary Lyster
    2. Tropical forests: carbon, climate and biodiversity Yadvinder Malhi and Toby R. Marthews
    3. Measuring tropical forest carbon stocks Valerio Avitabile
    4. The quiet woods: REDD+ in societies with intact rainforests Thomas K. Rudel
    5. REDD+ and multi-level governance: governing for what and for whom? Constance L. McDermott
    Part II. Operationalising REDD+:
    6. The financial aspects of REDD+: assessing costs, mobilizing and disbursing funds Charlotte Streck
    7. Designing, implementing and enforcing REDD+ schemes Catherine MacKenzie
    8. The science of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) Ben DeVries and Martin Herold
    Part III. Securing the Rights of Forest Dwellers:
    9. Land and resource tenure: the rights of indigenous peoples and forest dwellers Robert Fisher and Rosemary Lyster
    10. Payments for ecosystem services and environmental governance in Indonesia Jeff Neilson and Beria Leimona
    11. REDD+ and development Leo Peskett
    12. Brazil and Indonesia: REaDD+y or not? Simon Butt, Beatriz Garcia, Jemma Parsons and Tim Stephens.

  • Editors

    Rosemary Lyster, University of Sydney
    Rosemary Lyster is the inaugural Professor of Climate and Environmental Law at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, where she is also the Director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law.

    Catherine MacKenzie, University of Cambridge
    Catherine MacKenzie is a fellow of Selwyn College and a university lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge. She is also a research associate at the University of Oxford and a barrister and academic fellow of Inner Temple.

    Constance McDermott, University of Oxford
    Constance McDermott is a James Martin Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford.


    Rosemary Lyster, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby R. Marthews, Valerio Avitabile, Thomas K. Rudel, Constance L. McDermott, Charlotte Streck, Catherine MacKenzie, Ben DeVries, Martin Herold, Robert Fisher, Jeff Neilson, Beria Leimona, Leo Peskett, Simon Butt, Beatriz Garcia, Jemma Parsons, Tim Stephens

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