This book will make a lasting contribution to indigenous rights and the choices we make to address climate change, two issues that are going to become ever more important in the coming years.
Quote - Professor Philippe Sands QC
'The Impact of Climate Mitigation on Indigenous and Forest Communities: International, National and Local Law Perspectives on REDD+'
by Maureen F. Tehan, Lee C. Godden, Margaret A. Young and Kirsty A. Gover
The Centre for Resource, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) was delighted to host the launch of this new book with commentary by Professor Philippe Sands QC. This book analyses the international legal framework for valuing the carbon stored in forests, known as 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation' (REDD+), which is established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement.
The authors show how REDD+ will impact the indigenous and local communities who inhabit, use or claim rights to forested lands, and seek to provide a systemic account of the relevant laws governing forest carbon sequestration and their interaction. The launch took place on Tuesday 20th February 2018. To see more details about the book or obtain a copy click here
(L-R) Professor Lee Godden, Associate Professor Maureen Tehan, Professor Kirsty Gover, Associate Professor Margaret Young, Professor Philippe Sands QC
Professor Philippe Sands QC