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The Amazon in Transition: The Challenge of Transforming the World’s Largest Tropical Forest Biome into a Sustainable Social-Ecological System

Toby Gardner

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Amazon is a major biome for helping to stabilize the water and temperature of its region and possibly even the whole planet. But increasingly it is subject to droughts leading to the possibility ... More


Climate Change and India’s Forests

Sharachchandra Lele and Jagdish Krishnaswamy

in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199498734
eISBN:
9780199098408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498734.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Forests influence, and are impacted by, climate in multiple ways. India has pledged to sequester 2.5–3 gigatonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in its forests by 2030. As per official estimates, India ... More


Conservation in the Anthropocene

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers options for conserving the biodiversity of Tropical East Asia in the face of the pervasive threats described in previous chapters. Sources of funding are first considered, ... More


REDD Forests, Green Bonds, and the Price of Carbon

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Climate change is not only among the most urgent problems covered, but is inherently interconnected with every other social and economic challenge that this book addresses. This chapter investigates ... More


From Conservation and Development to Climate Change: Anthropological Engagements with REDD+ in Vietnam

Pamela McElwee

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Attention to climate now dominates much of the global discussion about conservation issues in tropical countries, particularly forests and biodiversity, as well as poverty and development concerns. ... More


Imagining Forest Futures and Climate Change: The Mexican State as Insurance Broker and Storyteller

Andrew S. Mathews

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Forests in Mexico have become of interest as possible sites for climate change mitigation, through REDD (Reduced Emissions through Deforestation and Degradation) policies, which compensate landowners ... More


Hegemony in Guyana: REDD-plus and State Control over Indigenous Peoples and Resources

Janette Bulkan

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Janette Bulkan offers a social scientific analysis of the controversies surrounding Guyana’s efforts to reduce forest carbon emissions. In 2009, the governments of Norway and Guyana ... More


Making REDD+ Transparent: The Politics of Measuring, Reporting, and Verification Systems

Gupta Aarti, J. Vijge Marjanneke, Turnhout Esther, and Pistorius Till

in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the politics of measuring, reporting and verification systems (MRV) underpinning theREDD+ mechanism now being negotiated within the United Nations Framework Convention on ... More


Leaving Oil under the Amazon: The Yasuní-ITT Initiative as a Postpetroleum Model?

Pamela L. Martin

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Pamela Martin analyzes one of the world’s leading examples of the politics of keeping oil in the ground: the Yasuní-ITT Initiative of Ecuador, a nationwide effort to leave untouched a portion of ... More


Decentralization and Avoiding Deforestation: The Case of Indonesia

Fitrian Ardiansyah and Frank Jotzo

in Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092001
eISBN:
9780199082513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092001.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Indonesia has undergone far-reaching political, administrative and fiscal decentralization over the last decade. Significant powers now rest with the district level including the management of ... More


Conservation: saving all the pieces

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the options for conserving the biodiversity of Tropical East Asia. Sources of funding are first considered, including non-market sources (domestic governments, foreign aid, ... More


Payment for ecosystem services: the role of REDD + in primate conservation

John Garcia-Ulloa and Lian Pin Koh

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Payments for ecosystem services have the potential to conserve primate habitat by paying landowners for the preservation or enhancement of ecosystem processes, such as carbon storage, water ... More


Public Accountability in Policy-making: Forest-Based Climate Change Mitigation in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Prakash Kashwan

in Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190637385
eISBN:
9780190637415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637385.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

International negotiations regarding climate change mitigation and adaption have been such a dominant force on the global agenda that some scholars identify the push for forest-related carbon ... More


Land Law and Forestry

Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey

in Indonesian Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199677740
eISBN:
9780191757242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677740.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As this chapter shows, Indonesia’s land law is complex. Before 1960, land owned by Westerners was subject to Dutch law, and land owned by Indonesians was governed by adat, or traditional customary ... More


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