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dc.contributor.authorMustalahti Irmeli
dc.contributor.authorCramm Mathias
dc.contributor.authorRamcilovic-Suominen Sabaheta
dc.contributor.authorTegegne Yitagesu T
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T11:55:39Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T11:55:39Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier10.3390/f8020050fi_FI
dc.identifier.issn1999-4907
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/2614
dc.descriptionArticle
dc.description.abstractReducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to achieve its purpose by working across multiple sectors and involving multilevel actors in reducing deforestation and forest degradation in tropical countries. By contrast, the European Union (EU) Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) focus on forestry and functions at a bilateral state level. The FLEGT Action Plan specifically aims to tackle illegal logging and improve forest governance in countries exporting tropical timber to the EU. Since illegal logging is just one driver of forest degradation, and legalisation of logging does not necessarily reduce deforestation and forest degradation, the two instruments differ in scope. However, by addressing the causes of forest degradation and their underlying governance issues, the FLEGT VPAs and REDD+ share many functional linkages at higher levels of forest policy and forest governance. The contribution and participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) and other actors are imperative to both processes. Our study is based on a survey of key actors (national and international) in REDD+ and FLEGT VPA processes in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Our analysis was guided by the theoretical perspectives of the policy arrangement approach and examination of two specific dimensions of this approach, namely resources and rules of the game. This paper argues that participation of CSOs in both processes is crucial because it facilitates and nurtures much needed cooperation between other national and international actors. The paper concludes that participation of CSOs could bring valuable information and knowledge into REDD+ and FLEGT VPA processes, thus contributing to increased legitimacy, justice and transparency.fi_FI
dc.language.isoENfi_FI
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)fi_FI
dc.relation.ispartofseriesForests
dc.relation.urihttp://doi.org/10.3390/f8020050fi_FI
dc.rightsCC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectREDD+fi_FI
dc.subjectFLEGT VPAfi_FI
dc.subjectcivil society organisationsfi_FI
dc.subjectparticipationfi_FI
dc.subjectresourcesfi_FI
dc.subjectrules of the gamefi_FI
dc.subjectpolicy arrangement approachfi_FI
dc.subjectLao PDRfi_FI
dc.titleResources and Rules of the Game: Participation of Civil Society in REDD + and FLEGT-VPA Processes in Lao PDRfi_FI
dc.typehttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher's pdffi_FI
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geographical and Historical Studies, shared activities
uef.solecris.id47234247
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewedfi_FI
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessrights© The Authors
dc.relation.doi10.3390/f8020050
dc.description.reviewstatushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed
dc.relation.articlenumber50
dc.relation.issn1999-4907
dc.relation.issue2
dc.relation.volume8
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