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Unpublished Paper
REDD, PINC and Other Shades of Green: Institutional Requirements for an International Forest Carbon Sequestration Treaty in a Post-Kyoto World
ExpressO (2011)
  • Kenneth R. Richards, Indiana University
  • Liz Baldwin, Indiana University
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • climate change,
  • carbon sequestration
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 18, 2011
Citation Information
Kenneth R. Richards and Liz Baldwin. "REDD, PINC and Other Shades of Green: Institutional Requirements for an International Forest Carbon Sequestration Treaty in a Post-Kyoto World" ExpressO (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_richards/2/