This is a call for chapters needed to fill out a book we are co-editing,
The Carbon Fix: Global Equity and the New Environmental Regime, under contract to Left Coast Press.
The book focuses on the social, equity, rights, and environmental
governance implications of land-based carbon offsetting policies and
projects (e.g., through REDD+, tree planting, agroforestry, range
management), as being promoted or realized through the policies and
projects of the UNFCCC, World Bank, other multilateral and transnational
organizations, compliance and voluntary carbon markets, and for-profit as
well as non-profit institutions.
While we can still accept proposals for REDD+ focused chapters, we are in
particular need of analyses of carbon initiatives that have been formulated
outside the REDD+ framework, even if they ultimately aim to participate in
that market. These might include, for example, programs that are initiated
at subnational (e.g., states, provinces, communities) or transnational
(cross-border) scales; projects with explicit objectives to support rural
and indigenous peoples’ rights and objectives; voluntary carbon market
projects; for-profit, investor-financed projects; and forest preservation
projects or movements initiated independently of, or as explicit
alternatives to, the carbon credit paradigm.
Of interest is work approaching the topic from any angle that illuminates
the social, equity, and governance consequences, dilemmas, and tradeoffs of
these policies and projects as they are being put into practice.