The article examines the services needed to support an effective international forest carbon sequestration (IFCS) treaty. The international community has committed to including an IFCS program in the post-Kyoto climate change regime, but has not yet agreed on a specific structure for an IFCS agreement. Nonetheless, billions of dollars have been mobilized and funneled through existing institutions to support IFCS activities. The climate change literature includes much debate about the ideal policy approach to IFCS, but relatively little on the legal, scientific and political institutions needed to implement the various approaches. This article adds a valuable discussion of the services needed to support negotiation, implementation, participation, and capacity-building for any IFCS treaty, as well as an analysis of existing and potential institutional arrangements to provide these services.
- climate change,
- carbon sequestration
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