Journal article

REDD : Climate Justice and Indigenous and Local Community Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption

Lee Godden, Maureen Tehan

Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016


In the context of the International Bar Association report, Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption, this commentary highlights the challenges in adopting a human rights framework for the REDD+ programme which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It identifies the potential inequities involved in mitigation efforts directed toward reducing emissions from avoided deforestation, forest degradation and associated forestry activities in terms of the potential impacts upon indigenous peoples and local forest-dependent communities. The potential impacts upon these communities are now well recognised, and issues of climate justice have been raised. The introduc..

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