SOAS University of London

The REDD+ Safeguards: A Rights-Based Approach to Improving Forest Governance

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Joshua Roberts (ClientEarth)

Date: 13 March 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 13 March 2013Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4421

Type of Event: Seminar

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

The UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards were borne out of the realization that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation poses real risks to the rights of forest-dependent communities and to biodiversity. However, since they were adapted at the Conference of the Parties in Cancun in 2010, they remain little understood. This seminar will look at the risks that the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards seek to address. It will also look at how the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards have been developed, and their potential to help enhance a rights-based approach to forest governance that provides climate, environmental and social benefits.

Josh Roberts is a Lawyer with the Climate and Forests Team at ClientEarth. He supports ClientEarth’s rights and governance work in South America, specializing in international environmental and human rights law. He also advocates for strong REDD+ safeguards at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He obtained his Juris Doctorate (J.D) at McGeorge School of Law in 2009 and his LL.M in Environmental Law and Public Policy at University College London (UCL) in 2010.

Organiser: Virginie Rouas

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