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    Apoyo de ONU-REDD y ejemplos nacionales sobre la preparación legal para la REDD+ 2016
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    The publication is a small easy to read information booklet laid out in short blocks of text and colourful photographs. It provides clear information in reply to three questions: What is legal preparedness for REDD+? Why are adequate legal frameworks important for the success of REDD+? and Where to start? It concludes with a paragraph under 'UN-REDD support on legal preparedness'. The booklet also provides several country examples related to the establishment of legal and regulatory fram eworks in support of REDD+, legal challenges in implementing REDD+ and the establishment of National REDD Committees or Inter-ministerial committees on REDD+.
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    Policy brief
    Carbon rights in the context of jurisdictional REDD+: Tenure links and country-based legal solutions
    Information brief
    2022
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    This info-brief summarized key findings and presents case studies related to the status quo of REDD+ countries’ legislation and existing arrangements related to carbon rights, in light of relevant international schemes and standards. So far, claims to participate in REDD+ are often based on the concept of ‘carbon rights’ or `emissions reductions title´, and clear and “uncontested” entitlement to REDD+ results is often a condition for accessing Result-based-Payments (RBPs). However, as there is no one internationally adopted definition of carbon rights or ERs title, emphasis is made on the requirements established by international standards/schemes for REDD+ countries to progress in legislating on the matter. The brief also identifies challenges as countries are progressing in finding legal solutions to clarify carbon and benefit rights, summarizing preliminary key findings and case studies that will be included in the UN-REDD global study on carbon rights which will be finalized in May 2022 (ready for review). In general terms, legislation only rarely directly regulates emission reduction titling or entitlements to REDD+ benefits. In these cases, forest tenure and ownership of forest resources often provides a basis to understand also who owns carbon stored in forests and who can claim REDD+ benefits. Overall, more clarity surrounding emission reduction rights is often still needed, as a more stable enabling environment that affords legal protection to contracting parties would stimulate investments in REDD+, and protect vulnerable groups. Legal solutions will often go hand-in-hand with discussion on benefit sharing, and on necessary infrastructure such as registries for mitigation actions – or for transferring carbon credits.
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    Comparative study of carbon rights in the context of jurisdictional REDD+
    Case studies from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean
    2024
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    Recognizing the invaluable role of forests in the fight against climate change, countries and the international community have established a framework known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable forest management, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+). This framework aims to encourage countries to reduce deforestation and degradation by offering financial rewards or results-based payments (RBPs) for verified emission reductions, at the same time promoting sustainable development. While the existence of various international RBPs and carbon market schemes valuing emission reductions (ERs) presents multiple opportunities for countries participating in REDD+, there is a critical need to clarify ERs rights and determine who benefits from REDD+ results. This study offers a comprehensive comparative analysis that focuses on the nature and allocation of ER rights, as well as the legal entitlements associated with REDD+ outcomes. To conduct this study, legislation from more than twenty countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America was reviewed between November 2021 and June 2023.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Apoyo de ONU-REDD y ejemplos nacionales sobre la preparación legal para la REDD+ 2016
    Also available in:

    The publication is a small easy to read information booklet laid out in short blocks of text and colourful photographs. It provides clear information in reply to three questions: What is legal preparedness for REDD+? Why are adequate legal frameworks important for the success of REDD+? and Where to start? It concludes with a paragraph under 'UN-REDD support on legal preparedness'. The booklet also provides several country examples related to the establishment of legal and regulatory fram eworks in support of REDD+, legal challenges in implementing REDD+ and the establishment of National REDD Committees or Inter-ministerial committees on REDD+.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Policy brief
    Carbon rights in the context of jurisdictional REDD+: Tenure links and country-based legal solutions
    Information brief
    2022
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    This info-brief summarized key findings and presents case studies related to the status quo of REDD+ countries’ legislation and existing arrangements related to carbon rights, in light of relevant international schemes and standards. So far, claims to participate in REDD+ are often based on the concept of ‘carbon rights’ or `emissions reductions title´, and clear and “uncontested” entitlement to REDD+ results is often a condition for accessing Result-based-Payments (RBPs). However, as there is no one internationally adopted definition of carbon rights or ERs title, emphasis is made on the requirements established by international standards/schemes for REDD+ countries to progress in legislating on the matter. The brief also identifies challenges as countries are progressing in finding legal solutions to clarify carbon and benefit rights, summarizing preliminary key findings and case studies that will be included in the UN-REDD global study on carbon rights which will be finalized in May 2022 (ready for review). In general terms, legislation only rarely directly regulates emission reduction titling or entitlements to REDD+ benefits. In these cases, forest tenure and ownership of forest resources often provides a basis to understand also who owns carbon stored in forests and who can claim REDD+ benefits. Overall, more clarity surrounding emission reduction rights is often still needed, as a more stable enabling environment that affords legal protection to contracting parties would stimulate investments in REDD+, and protect vulnerable groups. Legal solutions will often go hand-in-hand with discussion on benefit sharing, and on necessary infrastructure such as registries for mitigation actions – or for transferring carbon credits.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Comparative study of carbon rights in the context of jurisdictional REDD+
    Case studies from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean
    2024
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Recognizing the invaluable role of forests in the fight against climate change, countries and the international community have established a framework known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable forest management, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+). This framework aims to encourage countries to reduce deforestation and degradation by offering financial rewards or results-based payments (RBPs) for verified emission reductions, at the same time promoting sustainable development. While the existence of various international RBPs and carbon market schemes valuing emission reductions (ERs) presents multiple opportunities for countries participating in REDD+, there is a critical need to clarify ERs rights and determine who benefits from REDD+ results. This study offers a comprehensive comparative analysis that focuses on the nature and allocation of ER rights, as well as the legal entitlements associated with REDD+ outcomes. To conduct this study, legislation from more than twenty countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America was reviewed between November 2021 and June 2023.

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