Representing whose access and allocation interests? Stakeholder perceptions and interests representation in climate governance

Cadman, Timothy and Maraseni, Tek and Breakey, Hugh and Ma, Hwan-ok (2019) Representing whose access and allocation interests? Stakeholder perceptions and interests representation in climate governance. In: Transformative climates and accountable governance. Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 223-248. ISBN 978-3-319-97399-9

Abstract

This chapter presents a synthesis of findings from quantitative and qualitative investigations of the perspectives of participants involved in international climate governance, conducted over the period 2010-2015. In this study, an established framework of principles, criteria and indicators (PC&I) for institutional governance was applied to two mechanisms under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): the initiative referred to as ‘Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest stocks in developing countries’ (REDD+); and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol (KP). Assessment focuses on the governance value of interest representation in terms of inclusiveness (access) and resources (allocation). It begins by outlining the historical context of UNFCCC, as well as CDM and REDD+, and continues with a delineation of the methods adopted, and results to reveal a relatively consistent set of results across the elements investigated, with inclusiveness receiving the highest score of all the governance indicators, and resources the lowest. The CDM was the weakest performer.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 Feb 2020 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 04:35
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 04:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: CDM, REDD+, UNFCCC, forests, governance,
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35064

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