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Forestry and Climate ChangeLegal and Institutional Reforms

Legal & Institutional Reforms

The success of a REDD+ mechanism will ultimately depend on the existence of national-level institutions that are able to deliver emission reductions at scale and in an effective, efficient and equitable manner. While international support may help to induce policy changes, it is essential that legal and institutional reforms be country driven and nationally appropriate in order to account for the particular needs and priorities of each country.

Many countries are reforming their sector policies and institutions in implementing the policies that can support REDD+, NAMAs, adaptation and low carbon development. The design of national institutions depends on the individual country, its economic and legal systems, its domestic policy priorities and existing institutions, and the availability of resources.

In the absence of specific UNFCCC directives, multilateral funds—including the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Forest Investment Program (FIP) and UN-REDD—are significantly influencing the design of national-level REDD+ institutions.

Indufor has extensive experience in policy analysis and implementing institutional, legal and regulatory national forest programmes and projects that support climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Products and Services:

  • Institutional assessment and analysis
  • Legal assessment and analysis
  • Capacity gap assessments
  • Technical support to institutional and/or legal reform processes
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Capacity building
  • Development of mechanisms for conflict resolution, consensus building, and information dissemination.