The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has just released the Spanish version of the publication “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”. This publication identifies and analyses issues relating to the formulation and execution of laws and regulations for REDD at the national level. It was developed in collaboration with international and national REDD legal experts and includes case studies from Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea.
Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus of negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, many high-deforestation countries likely to host a majority of REDD projects also have the weakest forest governance records in recent decades, resulting in large part from inadequate design and implementation of forest laws.
Building upon ELC experience in areas such as Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), and Land Use, Land Use Change Forestry (LULUCF) under the UNFCCC, this publication gives a detailed overview of legal and institutional issues relevant to REDD and is written specifically for a non-lawyer audience.
After the English version of EPLP 77 was published in 2011, it is expected that the Spanish translation will make it even more accessible to interested readers around the world.
The publication is available here. Information about receiving complimentary copies is available from IUCN ELC at firstname.lastname@example.org