What can Global Governance do for Forests? Cooperation and Sovereignty in the Amazon

Abdenur, Adriana E. (2022). What can Global Governance do for Forests? Cooperation and Sovereignty in the Amazon. United Nations University.

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    Author Abdenur, Adriana E.
    Title What can Global Governance do for Forests? Cooperation and Sovereignty in the Amazon
    Publication Date 2022-04-27
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 28
    Language eng
    Abstract Global governance mechanisms and frameworks for forest governance – the set of policy, legal and institutional frameworks for international decision-making on forests – have multiplied and diversified over the past two decades. However, perhaps more than any other area of climate and environmental issues, reaching a binding global commitment to forests has remained elusive. As a result, the role of global (and regional) governance in promoting sustainable forest management and conservation remains piecemeal: scattered across a broad gamut of frameworks, mechanisms, principles, and recommendations, none of them legally binding. What does this fragmented landscape mean for the world’s tropical forests? This paper hones in on the case of the Amazon Basin, with a specific focus on the Brazilian Amazon, to analyse the relevance and effectiveness of global governance instruments (including regional mechanisms) in preventing activities defined under national laws as illegal deforestation and other environmental crimes and in promoting more sustainable approaches to forest areas. It outlines recommendations to harness and engage with three promising spaces – new regional efforts, emerging protagonism by subnational governments, and cross-sectoral coalitions.
    UNBIS Thesaurus FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
    FOREST POLICY
    TROPICAL FORESTS
    FORESTRY LEGISLATION
    GOVERNANCE
    FORESTRY
    Keyword Multilateralism
    Regional cooperation
    Forestry policy
    Tropical forests
    Global governance
    Amazon Basin
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280865561
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