Journal article

Benefits and Sharing: Realizing Rights in REDD

Kathleen Birrell, Lee Godden

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment | Edward Elgar Publishing | Published : 2018


The impending impact of climate change upon human communities has elicited a call for ‘climate justice’, particularly to achieve justice for those most vulnerable to climate change and its consequences. The negotiation of global climate change agreements, including the Paris Agreement and the recent Global Environmental Pact, is increasingly engaged with critical intersections between climate change and human rights. The broader concept of ‘benefit-sharing’, as a means of providing defined content to human rights claims, is now central to rights discourses in this context. In international agreements, however, notions of ‘benefits’ and ‘sharing’ presently lack the critical definition, detail..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support received from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP110100259) and that this work emerged from that broader collaborative project. They also gratefully acknowledge the insights of and the contribution to the article made by the Special Edition Editor and the general assistance provided by all JHRE editorial staff.