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Global Forest Governance and Climate Change

Interrogating Representation, Participation, and Decentralization

  • Emmanuel O. Nuesiri

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management book series (PSNRM)

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About this book


This edited collection assesses governance in forestry programmes and projects, including REDD+ governance. It examines political representation, participation and decentralisation in forest governance, providing insight as to how forest governance arrangements can be responsive to the socio-economic interests of local people and communities who live adjacent to and depend on forests.

Global Forest Governance and Climate Change argues that inclusive complementary representation of local communities is required for strong participatory processes and democratic decentralisation of forest governance. Responsiveness to local people’s socio-economic interests in forestry initiatives require paying attention to not just the hosting of participatory meetings and activities, but also to the full cast of appointed, self-authorized, and elected representative agents that stand, speak, and act for local people.

This book will be of interest to students and academics across the fields of climate change governance, forestry, development studies, and political economy. It will also be a useful resource for policy makers and practitioners responsible for forestry and climate change initiatives.


Global Forest Governance REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Nigeria-REDD UN-REDD Tokenism in REDD+ Pilot Projects Local People in Carbon Forestry in Uganda A Forest History of Carbonized Exclusion Participatory Forest Management in India

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel O. Nuesiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

About the editors

Emmanuel O. Nuesiri is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and a Research Affiliate with the Cline Center for Democracy, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA. His research interests include democratic decentralisation, participation, and political representation in climate change and forestry initiatives such as REDD+.

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