The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards

Voigt, C, ed., Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law, Edward Elgar, 2016

Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2015/24

27 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2015 Last revised: 1 Dec 2018

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Annalisa Savaresi

University Stirling, School of Law

Date Written: July 31, 2015

Abstract

This chapter analyses the legal status and role of REDD-Plus safeguards. It first explains what ‘safeguards’ are and how they are used in international law, to then clarify why REDD-Plus safeguards were adopted, what they require, and their status in international law and the role they play within the overall legal landscape on REDD-Plus. The chapter furthermore assesses the relationship of REDD-Plus safeguards with States’ international obligations and their interpretation by international initiatives established beyond the scope of the UNFCCC, highlighting their specificities and dissimilarities.

Keywords: REDD, REDD-Plus, REDD, forest, climate change, international law

Suggested Citation

Savaresi, Annalisa, The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards (July 31, 2015). Voigt, C, ed., Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law, Edward Elgar, 2016; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2015/24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2638394

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