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The potential perils of forest carbon contracts for developing countries: cases from Africa

Tienhaara, Kyla


The importance of law, and investment contracts in particular, has been noted in recent discussions around 'land grabbing'. This paper extends a legal analysis to what has been termed 'green grabbing' in this special issue and argues that the contracts that shape foreign investment in carbon sequestration projects can pose substantial material risks for governments, local communities and even the environment. Investment contracts also present a formidable obstacle to the implementation of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Peasant Studies
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2012.664137


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