Hallintorakenteet ja poikkeavat metsätoimenpiteet: vaikutukset EU-FLEGT:iin ja REDD+:aan Laoksessa

GIIFA

Alkamispäivä

01.01.2019

Päättymispäivä

31.05.2019

Tiivistelmä

Drawing on case of Laos, this research explores the mutual interactions between forest irregularities (legally ambiguous activities, that
may or may not be labelled as illegal) and emergence of institutions regulating land and forest resources. More specifically it examines
how these institutions emerge and render legitimacy, and what factors influence forest law compliance behaviour. These issues are
studied in the context of two international governance instruments: “EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade” (FLEGT)
and the “Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+). The research contributes to an emerging
scientific literature on FLEGT and REDD+ as governance mechanisms, and to an ongoing theoretical and analytical debate on the law
compliance behaviour in forestry. The project will contribute to development of alternative mechanisms for forest law compliance and
to an evidence-based decision making on FLEGT and REDD+ design and implementation.

Tavoitteet, vaikuttavuus ja hyödyt

Academy of Finland funded postdoc project (2016–2019) explores the interactions between informal forest activities and the emergence of institutions regulating the use of land and forest resources. The project examines how formal forest and land use institutions emerge and render legitimacy. These issues are studied in the context of forest governance instruments: Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

This research contributed to an emerging scientific literature on FLEGT and REDD+ as global environmental governance mechanisms, and to an ongoing theoretical and analytical debate on the law compliance behaviour in forestry. The project resulted in recommendations for development of an alternative approaches to forest law compliance and to an expanded analytical framework for forest law compliance. Six publications have been produced based on this research.