The Hidden Driver of Deforestation: Why Effecting Reform of Indonesia's Legal Framework is Critical to the Long-term Success of REDD+
AuthorDibley, A; Khatarina, J
Source TitleCILIS Policy Paper Series
PublisherCentre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Author/sTaylor, Kathryn
AffiliationCentre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
Document TypeWorking Paper
CitationsDibley, A. & Khatarina, J. (2016). The Hidden Driver of Deforestation: Why Effecting Reform of Indonesia's Legal Framework is Critical to the Long-term Success of REDD+. Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access URLPublished version
In 2015, the state parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed a mechanism that could be deployed by developing country governments to create economic, social and environmental incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through avoiding deforestation and forest degradation, called REDD+. Countries around the globe have commenced the process of implementing REDD+, including Indonesia. Indonesia introduced a dedicated REDD+ Agency, regulations on the topic, and made policy progress in key areas of REDD+. The legal and policy framework supporting REDD+ is, however, in a state of flux, after the legal and bureaucratic infrastructure put in place to support it was recalibrated following the election of President Joko Widodo in 2014. Given this uncertainty, this paper assess Indonesia’s existing legal framework for REDD+ and outlines some legal strategies that could be implemented to revive the REDD+ policy process in Indonesia.
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