Evolution of the Mexico’s REDD+ Readiness Process Through the Lens of Legitimacy

  • Jovanka Špirić
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management book series (PSNRM)


Špirić explores the procedural legitimacy of the governance for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Mexico. This chapter identifies two groups of actors with contrasting perceptions of the Mexico’s REDD+ governance legitimacy and explains the reasons behind such opinions. Špirić further describes the emergence of the new multi-stakeholder forums as a result of the critique of the process legitimacy: the lack of transparency, representativeness, and direct participation of local people. ‘Evolution of the Mexico’s REDD+ readiness process through the lens of legitimacy’ concludes with introducing the government plans to directly consult local people on the national REDD+ design and stresses the importance of investigating such process using representation as the main analytical lens.


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  • Jovanka Špirić
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  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)MoreliaMexico

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