Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+

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Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+ Editors: Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, Constance McDermott Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 308 Illustrations and other contents: 5 Tables, black and white; 12 Halftones, unspecified; 1 Line drawings, unspecified Language: English ISBN: 9781107028807 Categories: , ,

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.

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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

Author Biography

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