Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa

Published on June 2, 2015 | Author: Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and offset emissions elsewhere. Exploring a set of new empirical case studies, Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa examines how these projects are unfolding, their effects, and who is gaining and losing. Situating forest carbon approaches as part of more general moves to address environmental problems by attaching market values to nature and ecosystems, it examines how new projects interact with forest landscapes and their longer histories of intervention. The book asks: what difference does carbon make? What political and ecological dynamics are unleashed by these new commodified, marketized approaches, and how are local forest users experiencing and responding to them?


Leach, M., Scoones, I. (eds). (2015). Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa. Series: Pathways to Sustainability. Taylor Francis Group. Rootledge.

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