Main Article Content
To date, forest carbon projects around the world have faced common challenges within what are nonetheless unique, country-specific legal and political systems. These issues include the role of land tenure in forest carbon projects, the importance of legal frameworks in clarifying the legal foundations for forest carbon projects (such as with respect to the right to carbon or the process under which forest carbon projects can be approved) and the need to properly address leakage, additionality, permanence, and community and biodiversity benefits within forest carbon project design. By addressing these issues, both international and national regulation has a role to play in creating the enabling conditions for private sector investment.
This paper will provide an overview of the regulatory issues that need to be addressed to enable private sector investment into REDD+ projects by 1) outlining current international policy, noting the role of the private sector in REDD+ implementation and describing the voluntary market’s role as a testing ground for early forest carbon projects; 2) discussing REDD+ implementation from a project-level perspective, including both the general and legal issues that need to be addressed in REDD+ project design; and 3) considering how these lessons (drawn largely from land-based forest carbon projects) apply to mangroves, peatlands and other wetlands as sites for implementing REDD+ activities.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who submit articles to this journal from 31st March 2014 for publication, agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share and adapt the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Open Access Citation Advantage Service). Where authors include such a work in an institutional repository or on their website (ie. a copy of a work which has been published in a UTS ePRESS journal, or a pre-print or post-print version of that work), we request that they include a statement that acknowledges the UTS ePRESS publication including the name of the journal, the volume number and a web-link to the journal item.
d) Authors should be aware that the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License permits readers to share (copy and redistribute the work in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the work) for any purpose, even commercially, provided they also give appropriate credit to the work, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. They may do these things in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests you or your publisher endorses their use.
For Issue: "Occasional Papers" and before, the following copyright applied:
Authors, upon submission, communicate their acceptance of the following conditions:
The work, upon publication, becomes the property of the International Journal of Rural Law and Policy.
Upon publication, the work is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial_No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions for subsequent publication/reprint and/or derivative works must be obtained from the Editors of the Journal of Rural Law and Policy