The governance of REDD+: an institutional analysis in the Asia Pacific region and beyond

Cadman, Tim and Maraseni, Tek (2012) The governance of REDD+: an institutional analysis in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55 (5). pp. 617-635. ISSN 0964-0568

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Abstract

This paper explores the changing nature of North/South relations in contemporary climate change governance. Focusing on the United Nations Collaborative Programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), the paper presents a theoretical framework, through which stakeholder perceptions of REDD+ governance quality and institutional legitimacy can be evaluated. This is tested by means of a small-n survey of state and non-state participants from both the developed and developing countries, including the Asia-Pacific region. The survey results reveal generally higher ratings for REDD+ amongst Southern participants than in the North. A number of caveats are placed on the interpretation of data, and some conclusions drawn regarding contemporary climate governance and the emergence of a possible 'South/North Divide', challenging traditional notions of global power politics.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Tim Cadman
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting and Finance
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 07:04
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 05:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; governance; REDD+; south/north divide
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160605 Environmental Politics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/09640568.2011.619851
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20851

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