Luca Tacconi

Working paper

Stakeholders' incentives for land-use change and REDD: The case of Indonesia

The agreement on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) reached at the 2010 Cancun meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to result in a significant flow of funds from developed to developing countries. The opportunity costs of...
Working paper

Redefining payments for environmental services

Payments for environmental services (PES) schemes have been implemented in several developed and developing countries. Bilateral and international donor organizations are interested in them because of their perceived potential to change environmentally harmful behaviour and for the benefits they may bring to rural livelihoods in...

Australia's role in reducing regional deforestation

This policy brief details what role, if any, Australia should play in limiting the process of deforestation and forest degradation in neighboring ‘rainforest nations’ – especially Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Peter Kanowski looks at Australia’s participation in international forest processes as well as regional...

Climate change and public policy

In the past decade climate change has become one of the world’s biggest public policy issues. Ten years ago no one would have predicted that the Nobel Peace prize would be awarded to 10,000 or so climate scientists (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and a...