There are several reasons why we need regulatory frameworks (conventions, instruments, treaties, or agreements) to design policies and implement SFM. For example, forest issues are fragmented over many instruments ranging from climate change to biodiversity to desertification. In other words, until recently there has not been one single instrument to address SFM specifically.
Please view the following voice-over-ppt presentations and videos for this topic.
Module 2 Lecture 4 Part 1: Introduction to Regulatory Frameworks
Module 2 Lecture 4 Part 2: Measures Aimed at Ensuring Effective Treaty Implementation
Module 2 Lecture 4 Video 1: Peru’s Environment Minister on 300 Million Dollar Deal to Halt Deforestation
Module 2 Lecture 4 Video 2: European Forests – Central to the World We Live In
- Skjærseth, J. B., Stokke, O. S., & Wettestad, J. (2006). Soft law, hard law, and effective implementation of international environmental norms. Global Environmental Politics, 6(3), 104-120. Available from https://ideas.repec.org/a/tpr/glenvp/v6y2006i3p104-120.html
- Broekhoven, G., Savenije, H., & von Scheliha, S. (eds.). (2012). Moving Forward with Forest Governance. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Tropenbos International. xvi + 272 pp. Available from http://www.tropenbos.org/publications/etfrn+news+53:+moving+forward+with+forest+governance
- Agrawal, A., Chhatre, A., & Hardin, R. (2008). Changing governance of the world’s forests. Science, 320(5882), 1460-1462. Available from http://www.sciencemag.org/content/320/5882/1460.short
- Chester, C. C., & Moomaw, W. R. (2008). A taxonomy of collaborative governance: a guide to understanding the diversity of international and domestic conservation accords. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 8(3), 187-206. Available from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10784-008-9073-7
Please answer the following self-reflection questions. After formulating your answers, you may post them online at the Knowledge Café for this course as a way to share your ideas and glean knowledge from other students’ responses.
- Reflect on the definition of an international Instrument or a Treaty, and how they are formulated.
- What are the Categories of Instruments and their characteristics? How do they differ?