The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards
Voigt, C, ed., Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law, Edward Elgar, 2016
27 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2015 Last revised: 1 Dec 2018
Date Written: July 31, 2015
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
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