REDD+ Legal tools for participation and benefit-sharing. Elisa Morgera IUCN Consultant (University of Edinburgh School of Law, UK). Status of national forest law & lessons from comparative forest law. Forest law. Indigenous peoples Minorities Procedural justice. UNFCCC COP UN-REDD FCPF.
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REDD+ Legal tools for participation and benefit-sharing
(University of Edinburgh School of Law, UK)
Status of national forest law & lessons from comparative forest law
Climate Change Law
Governance & benefit-sharing from traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities related to forest biodiversity, protected areas,…
role of landowners?
clear responsibilities for authorities
Clear restrictions and predictable procedures for outside investors
protect and reward forest stewards through culturally appropriate procedures
identify type of REDD-related information that should be freely accessible & responsibilities, rights and procedures for access to this information
identify key levels of decision-making at which to guarantee participation
ensure genuine representation (central and local levels)
establish accessible, affordable and widely known dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms
Facilitate benefit-sharing from international to national and sub-national
Develop full national carbon accounting and reporting
Set up unbiased and participatory allocation processes
Put in place guarantees that benefits
reach intended beneficiaries
Participation in setting up benefit-
sharing mechanisms is essential
→ culturally appropriate benefits and