Climate justice and REDD+

A multiscalar examination of the Norwegian-Ethiopian partnership

Authored by: David Brown

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138689350
eBook ISBN: 9781315537689
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This chapter entails a climate justice–led and multiscalar analysis of the emerging Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) policy regime. Based on empirical research, the conceptions of climate justice which underpin and justify the discourse and practices of actors in the Norwegian-Ethiopian REDD+ partnership are critically assessed and examined. In analysing REDD+ through a climate justice lens, the research questions the extent to which REDD+ can form part of a just transition to low-carbon societies and investigates the potential conflicts between forest conservation and poverty alleviation in REDD+.

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