Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Property rights and liability for deforestation under REDD+: implications for ‘permanence’ in policy design

By Charles Palmer

Abstract

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) is critical in efforts to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change. Despite uncertainty about the exact form of a future, international REDD+ system, REDD+ carbon property rights would need to be created and allocated with liability assigned for the potential loss of climate benefits in the event of carbon reversal from deforestation. This commentary explores the links between forest property rights and liability, to different REDD+ policy options and their implications for permanence. Should national governments retain liability for permanence then project-level activities that have individually-assigned REDD+ carbon rights may have a higher risk of carbon reversal than policies where rights are assigned to the state. Knowledge of pre-existing forest rights is necessary for some policies implemented with government-assigned REDD+ rights in order to compensate for potential income losses from policy implementation

Topics: SD Forestry
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.10.011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:30841
Provided by: LSE Research Online
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://www.elsevier.com/wps/fi... (external link)
  • http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30841... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.