Assessing equity in national legal frameworks for REDD plus : The case of Indonesia
|Authors||Ituarte-Lima, C.; McDermott, C.L.; Mulyani, M.|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Type of Publication||Journal Article|
|Journal||Environmental Science & Policy|
Schemes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and enhancing carbon stocks (REDD+) have raised concerns about their effects on forest communities and social equity more generally. National legal frameworks play a critical role in mediating these concerns within different country contexts, from the definition of fundamental constitutional rights to the articulation of specific REDD+ legislation. However, the complexity of REDD+ and its associated legal frameworks makes assessing the balance of rights, responsibilities, benefits and costs challenging indeed. This paper draws on a case study of Indonesia to illustrate how the application of an equity framework can help navigate this complexity.