Show Less
You do not have access to this content

Agents, Assumptions and Motivations Behind REDD+

Creating an International Forest Regime

Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek

​It was hoped that by paying forest dependent peoples and countries for their “service” of conserving their forests, REDD+ would lead to a reduction in deforestation greenhouse gases. The complexities have, however, left some ambiguities. It was never agreed who would pay for the program, and it has been criticized as ignoring the root causes of forest loss. Considering the motivations of those who promoted REDD+ this book proposes remedies to its shortfalls and recommends more efficient, equitable and effective conservation policies.
Show Summary Details
This content is available to you

Acronyms

Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Island States

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

AWG LCA

Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action

BINGO

big international non-governmental organization

CAN

Climate Action Network International

CBD

Convention on Biodiversity

CBDR

common but differentiated responsibilities

CBFM

community-based forest management

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism

CERs

certified emission reductions

CfRN

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CI

Conservation International

CIFOR

Center for International Forestry Research

CJN!

Climate Justice Now!

COICA

Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin

COP

Conference of the Parties

CPF

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CSD

UN Commission on Sustainable Development

CSO

civil society organization

DRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo

EDF

Environmental Defense Fund

EKC

environmental Kuznets curve

ETS

Emissions Trading System

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FCPF

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FIP

Forest Investment Program of the Climate Investment Funds

FoEI

Friends of the Earth International

FPIC

free, prior and informed consent

GCF

Green Climate Fund

GDP

gross domestic product

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GFC

Global Forest Coalition

GHG

greenhouse gas

GNI

gross national income

HFCs

hydrofluorocarbons

IANGO

international advocacy non-governmental organization

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICCAs

Indigenous Peoples’ and local community conserved territories and areas

ICDP

integrated conservation and development project

ICRAF

World Agroforestry Centre

IFF

Intergovernmental Forum on Forests

IGO

intergovernmental organization

IIFB

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

IIPFCC

International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change

ILO

International Labour Organization

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPF

Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

IPO

Indigenous Peoples’ organization

ITTA

International Tropical Timber Agreement

ITTO

International Tropical Timber Organization

IUCN

World Conservation Union (formerly International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)

IUFRO

International Union of Forest Research Organizations

LCA

long-term cooperative action

lCERs

long-term certified emission reductions

LULUCF

land use, land-use change and forestry

MACC

marginal abatement cost curve

MES

markets in environmental services

MOP

Meeting of the Parties

MRV

monitoring, reporting and verification

NGI

non-governmental individual

NGO

non-governmental organization

NIPS

Network of the Indigenous Peoples – Solomons

ODA

official development assistance

PES

payments for environmental services

PFCs

perfluorocarbons

PNG

Papua New Guinea

QELROs

Quantified Emissions Limitation and Reduction Commitments

RED

reducing emissions from deforestation

REDD+

reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks

RFN

Rainforest Foundation Norway

SADC

Southern African Development Community

SBI

Subsidiary Body on Implementation

SBSTA

Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SFM

sustainable forest management

tCERs

temporary certified emission reductions

TNC

The Nature Conservancy

UK

United Kingdom

UNCCD

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDESA

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNDRIPs

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFF

United Nations Forum on Forests

UN-REDD

United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

US

United States of America

WCFSD

World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature