Bringing Local Voices to the Global Negotiation Table: Norm Dissemination and Consensus Building on Tropical Forests and Climate Change (M. G. Rodrigues)

Author(s) Maria G. Rodrigues Keywords transnational advocacy networks, norm dissemination, Amazonia, Brazil, REDD + , climate change Abstract Initially rejected by the parties to the Kyoto Protocol, efforts to protect tropical forests are now an accepted strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change. Inspired by long-standing demands of Amazonia’s forests peoples, the notion of […]

Payment for ‘ecosystem services’ and the ‘green economy’: green-washing or something new? (K. Wilkinson)

Author Kate Wilkinson Keywords ecofeminism, green economy, payment for ecosystem services, ecosystems, environment, capitalism, free market, economics, REDDES, REDD+, UNFCCC, ITTO, forests, natural resources, gender, participation Abstract Using an ecofeminist critical analysis, this paper examines the extent to which two forest-related ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) schemes maintain a mainstream anti-nature and exploitative conceptualization of […]

Climate change and REDD+: property as a prism for conceiving Indigenous peoples’ engagement (K. Birrell, L. Godden and M. Tehan)

Author(s) Kathleen Birrell and Lee Godden and Maureen Tehan Keywords Carbon markets, Indigenous peoples, forest subsistence, REDD+, co-option, neo-colonialism, competing property conceptions Abstract The rapid emergence of carbon markets internationally, and rising concerns about the impact of such schemes on Indigenous and local community interests, rights and traditional knowledge, present a strong need to examine […]

Global Climate Governance to Enhance Biodiversity and Well-Being … (A. Long)

Author Andrew Long (Florida Coastal School of Law, USA) Keywords Climate change, biodiversity, forests, well-being, certification, REDD Abstract Environmental governance frequently represents a leading edge of global regulation. The climate regime even continues to create new modes of regulation despite a negotiation impasse. These new initiatives, like existing legal approaches to environmental challenges, too often […]