Governing and implementing REDD+
|Title||Governing and implementing REDD+|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Corbera, E, Schroeder, H|
|Journal||Environmental Science and Policy|
|Keywords||Carbon, climate change, governance, Institutions, REDD+|
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conserving and enhancing forest carbon stocks, and sustainably managing forests (REDD+) are emerging as a central policy instrument to halt land-use related emissions from developing countries. In this article we introduce a special issue dedicated to understanding the governance and implementation dimensions of REDD+ at international, national and local levels. We use the earth system governance framework developed by Biermann et al. (2009) to illustrate the key governance issues underlying REDD+ and we highlight three main pillars for a future research agenda, namely (1) the politics of REDD+ in international and national negotiations; (2) the interplay between REDD+ policies and measures and other developments in land-use related processes; and (3) the examination of the environmental and socio-economic outcomes of REDD+ activities, integrating locally informed monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) techniques and using robust counterfactual assessment methods. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.