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Climate Change, Forests and REDD: Lessons for Institutional Design

Edited by: Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Onno Kuik

ISBN13: 9781138809642
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £26.95
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415526999



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A search for new methods for dealing with climate change led to the identification of forest maintenance as a potential policy option that could cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the development of measures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). This book explores how an analysis of past forest governance patterns from the global through to the local level, can help us to build institutions which more effectively deal with forests within the climate change regime. The book assesses the options for reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries under the international climate regime, as well as the incentives flowing from them at the national and sub national level and examines how these policy levers change human behaviour and interface with the drivers and pressures of land use change in tropical forests. The book considers the trade-offs between certain forestry related policies within the current climate regime and the larger goal of sustainable forestry. Based on an assessment of existing multi-level institutional forestry arrangements, the book questions how policy frameworks can be better designed in order to effectively and equitably govern the challenges of deforestation and land degradation under the global climate change regime. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Law and Environmental Studies.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
1. Climate change and Forests: From the Noordwijk Declaration to REDD, Joyeeta Gupta, Robin Mathews, Peter Minang, Meine van Noordwijk and Nicolien van der Grijp
2. The Forest Transition, The Drivers of Deforestation and Governance Approaches, Joyeeta Gupta, Hyeyoung Shin, Robin Matthews, Patrick Meyfroidt and Onno Kuik
3. Global Forest Governance, Constanze Haug and Joyeeta Gupta
4. The Emergence of REDD on the Global Policy Agenda, Joyeeta Gupta, Constanze Haug
5. Case Studey: Vietnam, Lea Bigot, Nicolien van der Grijp, Joyeeta Gupta, Vu Tan Phuong
6. Case Study: Indonesia, Mairon Bastos Lima, Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, and Fahmuddin Agus
7. Case Study: Cameroon, Jonathan Y.B. Kuiper, Nicolien van der Grijp, Joyeeta Gupta, Channah Betgen
8. Case Study: Peru, Felix von Blucher, Nicolien van der Grijp, Joyeeta Gupta and Patricia Santa Maria
9. Comparative Analysis of Vietnam, Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru, Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Lea Bigot, Mairon Bastos Lima, Jonathan Y.B. Kuiper and Felix von Blucher
10. REDD Policies, Global Food, Fiber and Timber Markets and 'Leakage', Onno Kuik
11. The Future of Forests, Joyeeta Gupta, Robin Matthews, Patrick Meyfroidt, Constanze Haug, Onno Kuik and Nicolien van der Grijp