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REDD+ and Human Rights: Addressing Synergies between International Regimes

Citation
Savaresi A (2013) REDD+ and Human Rights: Addressing Synergies between International Regimes, Ecology and Society, 18 (3), Art. No.: 5.

Abstract
The making of the REDD+ mechanism in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has raised specific concerns on how to reconcile incentives for forest carbon sequestration with the protection of the rights of the numerous communities that rely upon forests for their livelihood, shelter, and survival. Although the nascent REDD+ mechanism provides an opportunity to provide multiple benefits, the design of a framework to secure such benefits and avoid perverse outcomes has proven complex. I provide an overview of progress toward the establishment of such framework, arguing that concerns over the social impact of REDD+ activities may be addressed by resorting to clearer and stronger links with human rights instruments.

Keywords
climate change; FLEGT; forests; human rights; Nagoya Protocol; REDD+

StatusPublished
AuthorsSavaresi Annalisa
Publication date2013
Date accepted by journal01/01/1990
PublisherResilience Alliance
ISSN 1708-3087

Journal
Ecology and Society: Volume 18, Issue 3 (2013)

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