APN-Sponsored Conference on "Beyond Carbon: Ensuring Justice and Equity in the Operationalisation of REDD+ Across Levels of Governance"
|Project Summary||An APN-sponsored conference was held at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, on 23-24 March 2012, to discuss this question of how justice and equity can be ensured for a mechanism that permeates local, national and international levels of governance. It was co-organised by the University of East Anglia, the University of Oxford and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and brought together some 110 REDD+ scholars and practitioners from around the word to address the pressing concerns of REDD+ and its implications for economically marginalised people. |
What has emerged from discussions is that to get REDD+ right is to effectively coordinate and implement it across levels of governance – from international REDD+ rule making through national law making to local practice building. Challenges include: (1) communicating across knowledge traditions of natural versus social sciences and Western versus indigenous approaches; (2) a clash of framings of deforestation and underlying agendas from carbon sequestration and commodification of carbon at the international level through economic development at the national level to forest conservation and traditional forest stewardship at the local level; and (3) transforming disjointed attempts at developing ‘safeguards’ and ‘co-benefits’ internationally into integrated and livelihood-enhancing objectives on the ground.
|Programme||APN Other Activities|
|Project Leader||Dr. Heike Schroeder, University of East Anglia, UK|
|Project Collaborators||Dr. Thomas Sikor, University of East Anglia, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org |
Dr. Constance McDermott, University of Oxford, UK, email@example.com
|Countries Involved||Event opened to APN member countries|
|Scientific Thematic Area||REDD+, governance, forest conservation|
|APN Funds (US$)||US$ 50,000|
|Project Output||Savaresi, A. (2013). REDD+ and Human Rights: Addressing Synergies between International Regimes. Ecology and Society, 18(3). doi:10.5751/ES-05549-180305 |
Pokorny, B., Scholz, I., & de Jong, W. (2013). REDD+ for the poor or the poor for REDD+? About the limitations of environmental policies in the Amazon and the potential of achieving environmental goals through pro-poor policies. Ecology and Society, 18(2). doi:10.5751/ES-05458-180203
Luttrell, C., Loft, L., Fernanda Gebara, M., Kweka, D., Brockhaus, M., Angelsen, A., & Sunderlin, W. D. (2013). Who Should Benefit from REDD+? Rationales and Realities. Ecology and Society, 18(4). doi:10.5751/ES-05834-180452
Di Gregorio, M., Brockhaus, M., Cronin, T., Muharrom, E., Santoso, L., Mardiah, S., & Büdenbender, M. (2013). Equity and REDD+ in the Media: a Comparative Analysis of Policy Discourses. Ecology and Society, 18(2). doi:10.5751/ES-05694-180239
Danielsen, F., Adrian, T., Brofeldt, S., van Noordwijk, M., Poulsen, M. K., Rahayu, S., … Burgess, N. (2013). Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities. Ecology and Society, 18(3). doi:10.5751/ES-05464-180341
Rival, L. M. (2013). From Carbon Projects to Better Land-Use Planning: Three Latin American Initiatives. Ecology and Society, 18(3). doi:10.5751/ES-05563-180317
Schroeder, H., & McDermott, C. (2014). Beyond Carbon: Enabling Justice and Equity in REDD+ Across Levels of Governance. Ecology and Society, 19(1). doi:10.5751/ES-06537-190131
Krause, T., Collen, W., & Nicholas, K. A. (2013). Evaluating Safeguards in a Conservation Incentive Program: Participation, Consent, and Benefit Sharing in Indigenous Communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecology and Society, 18(4). doi:10.5751/ES-05733-180401
Wallbott, L. (2014). Indigenous Peoples in UN REDD+ Negotiations: &#8220;Importing Power&#8221; and Lobbying for Rights through Discursive Interplay Management. Ecology and Society, 19(1). doi:10.5751/ES-06111-190121
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