Global Forest Governance and Climate Change: Introduction and Overview

  • Emmanuel O. Nuesiri
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management book series (PSNRM)


The book shows that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is reconfiguring forest governance, including decentralized forestry arrangements, in ways that might deepen the subjection of local people to the interests of powerful actors (governments, business, and NGOs) in the forestry sector. However, local people and authorities are contesting their subjection under new governance arrangements due to adoption of REDD+. What this top-down reconfiguration of governance and bottom-up contestation will bring about is open to debate. This volume’s major contribution is to call on researchers, policymakers at global and national levels, and non-state actors with powerful influence on decision-making to choose inclusive and complementary representation of local communities in participatory processes associated with the adoption of REDD+.


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

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