Climate Change Law And Mitigation: Forest Carbon Sequestration And Indigenous And Local Community Rights

Project Abstract

The project examines the impact of climate change law and mitigation on Indigenous peoples and local forest communities in Australia, India and Malaysia. It examines the United Nations - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme which gives credits for carbon sequestration in forests thus providing financial incentives to avoid deforestation for communities in sensitive ecosystems.

Funding period



Kirsty Gover (Melbourne Law School)
Lee Godden (Melbourne Law School)
Margaret Young (Melbourne Law School)
Maureen Tehan (Melbourne Law School)