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Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate: Redd+ and Indigenous and Community Rights in Indonesia and Tanzania

ISBN13: 9781316638736
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £23.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107189003

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This book provides a comprehensive socio-legal examination of how global efforts to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions in the forestry sector (known as REDD+) have affected the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in developing countries.

Grounded in extensive qualitative empirical research conducted globally, the book shows that the transnational legal process for REDD+ has created both challenges and unexpected opportunities for the recognition and protection of indigenous and community rights. It shows that pursuit of REDD+ has resulted in important variations in how human rights standards are understood and applied across multiple sites of law, with mixed results for indigenous peoples and local communities.

With its provocative findings, interdisciplinary research design, and analytical framework, this book will make a valuable contribution to the study of the influence of transnational legal processes in a globalizing world.

Environmental Law, Other Jurisdictions , Indonesia
Introduction: grappling with the REDD+ paradox
1. The transnational legal process for REDD+
2. Rights and REDD+ in international and transnational law
3. Rights and jurisdictional REDD+ in Indonesia
4. Rights and jurisdictional REDD+ in Tanzania
5. Rights and project-based REDD+ in Indonesia and Tanzania
6. Comparing rights and REDD+ in Indonesia and Tanzania
Conclusion: REDD+, rights, and law in a transnational perspective.