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The Legal Status and Role of REDD-Plus Safeguards

Citation
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. http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-redd-plus-and-international-law; https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783478316.00018

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

StatusPublished
Author(s)Savaresi, Annalisa
Title of seriesResearch Handbooks in Climate Law series
Publication date29/04/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/24098
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Publisher URLhttp://www.e-elgar.com/…nternational-law
Place of publicationCheltenham
ISBN978 1 78347 830 9
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