A legal perspective of carbon rights and benefit sharing under REDD+: A conceptual framework and examples from Cambodia and Kenya
Chapman, Sophie, Wilder, Martijn, Millar, Ilona, Dibley, Arjuna, Yeang, Donal, Heffernan, Joe, Sherchan, Kirtiman, Maguire, Rowena, Wanjiku Kago, Caroline, Kamunde-Aquino, Nelly, Kiguatha, Leah, Nana Afua Idun, Yvonne, Doshi, Mona, Engbring, Gretchen, & Dooley, Elizabeth (2015) A legal perspective of carbon rights and benefit sharing under REDD+: A conceptual framework and examples from Cambodia and Kenya. Carbon and Climate Law Review, 9(2), pp. 143-155.
This article discusses two key issues in REDD+ design and implementation at the national level – carbon rights, and benefit sharing. Both carbon rights and benefit sharing can be understood as new legal concepts (although they build on existing law), and as legal concepts they offer a framework for addressing related areas of REDD+ policy. Many countries are currently considering how to manage carbon rights and benefit sharing issues, including Cambodia and Kenya. Both of these countries host existing forest carbon projects and are also in the process of designing national REDD+ programmes. This article uses a conceptual framework for carbon rights and benefit sharing derived from legal analysis to consider the cases of both Cambodia and Kenya, and also includes a general discussion of the challenges countries might encounter when considering how to manage carbon rights and benefit sharing in the context of REDD+ implementation.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||REDD+, Benefit Sharing, Carbon, Kenya, Cambodia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2015 23:53|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2015 21:30|
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