2008: Emissions Trading and Carbon Financing Guide
UNU-IAS Guide: Emissions Trading, Carbon Financing and Indigenous Peoples
This is a short guide for indigenous land managers and those who work with indigenous communities to the phenomenon of climate change, and to ‘market’ and financial mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, often referred to as the ‘carbon market’, ‘emissions trading’ and/or ‘carbon financing’.
Several case studies of indigenous involvement in climate change mitigation activities are provided in the guide, including:
West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project, Bushlight, and Ikuntki Cool Community, Australia
Permanent Forest Sink Initiative and the Afforestation Grant Scheme, New Zealand
Wind Power Project, Colombia
Native Species Reforestation, Panama
Renewable Energy Project (Biogas and Wind), Kenya
Caoacity Building for Natural Resource Management, Mexico
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in First Nations and Inuit Communities, Canada
This guide is intended as a first edition - it is hoped that future editions will include even more case studies of Indigenous involvement with the carbon market and will focus on particular geographical regions. As such, comments, case studies and more information would be most welcome - please contact ingrid[@]iisd.org.
First issued May 2008, Reissued October 2008
A5 Guide, 44 pages, download the guide [pdf]... (1.5 MB)
(The previous edition, May 2008, 20 pages, is archived here)