Book Chapter

The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards



Savaresi A (2016) The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards. In: Voigt C (ed.) Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law. Research Handbooks in Climate Law series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, pp. 126-156.;

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.

REDD; REDD-Plus; REDD, forest; climate change; international law

Title of seriesResearch Handbooks in Climate Law series
Publication date29/04/2016
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Publisher URL…nternational-law
Place of publicationCheltenham
ISBN978 1 78347 830 9

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