REDD-net Asia-Pacific Bulletin 3: Carbon Rights and REDD+
REDD+ is based on the right to benefit from (or to be compensated for) reducing forest-based emissions of greenhouse gases, either through fund-based payments, carbon market payments, or a combination of these. But who can claim this right? Should an entitlement to payment depend on who owns the so-called ‘carbon rights’? This raises a number of legal issues, including how to define and allocate carbon rights in national REDD+ frameworks.