Republic of Fiji: Legal Framework for REDD+

The report provides a legal context to the various issues relating to REDD+ in Fiji. These include the required institutional arrangements, land tenure issues, regulatory instruments, leasing structures, identification of carbon rights, addressing competing land use interests and implementation of safeguards. Concise information on the current legal arrangements in Fiji and proposals to support the requirements under REDD+ are detailed.

Prepared by: Lisa Ogle - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’

Date: December 2013

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