Justice in Nepal’s REDD+

“I feel more empowered being involved in REDD+ for the last three years and can speak with confidence on different issues of indigenous peoples. It is not because of politics but as I am involved in a lot of REDD+ trainings, I got to know more about indigenous rights and provisions”. “I received buffalo-calf from the user group but I do not know anything about REDD+. It’s the same user group under which we have…

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Habitat banking at a standstill

In many countries worldwide, development projects are asked to comply with the “mitigation hierarchy” in environmental impact assessment. They must avoid environmental impacts as much as possible in the project design phase, minimize unavoidable impacts through specific measures during implementation, address impacts on-site through specific remediation and restoration environmental activities, and finally offset the residual environmental impacts of the project that cannot be mitigated either near the affected habitats or further afield. The latter are…

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Troubled Encounters: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Chiapas, Mexico

Before, nobody could tell me what to do with my trees, because each of us is the owner of his parcel. But now, with the PES programme, it is forbidden to cut trees. [The consultant] said it only concerns members of PES working groups, but the ‘comisariado’ says everyone is affected (farmer NOT involved in PES, Chiapas, Mexico). What if Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) interfere with local collective action institutions and contested leaderships? Would…

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La praxis académica en tiempos del Covid-19: desarrollemos una ética del cuidado.

Una versión extendida y mejorada del blog que escribimos a continuación se publicó en régimen de acceso abierto en la revista Planning Theory and Practice, y se puede descargar aquí: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2020.1757891 por Esteve Corbera, Isabelle Anguelovski, Jordi Honey-Rosés e Isabel Ruiz-Mallén La crisis global del virus Covid-19 está teniendo consecuencias dramáticas para la vida y el trabajo de millones de personas, y los académicos no somos una excepción. Son tiempos de cambio para todos: estamos…

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Academia in the Time of COVID-19: Towards an Ethics of Care

An extended and improved version of the post below was published in Open Access by the journal Planning Theory and Practice, and it can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2020.1757891 Covid-19 is having dramatic consequences for millions of people’s work-life balance, and academics are no exception. These are transformative times for everyone, and we do not say this glibly. We are living through a global pandemic of unprecedented scope, scale and impact. Unprecedented is the speed at…

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