Topic 4 Regulatory Frameworks and Types of Multi-lateral Agreements


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.

Video Lecture

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



Reflection Questions

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.

  1. Reflect on the definition of an international Instrument or a Treaty, and how they are formulated.
  2. What are the Categories of Instruments and their characteristics? How do they differ?