HP020 - Climate change mitigation measures, social justice & peace. Is it possible to move from hindering to helping?
Convened by Dirk-Jan Koch (Radboud University and Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands)
The amount of funding available for climate change mitigation measures available in the Global South is rising fast. However, it is much less clear what the effects, let alone the unintended effects, of these billions of investments are, especially with respect to social justice and peace. What happens to indigenous people living of forests when the official title owners are compensated for conserving the forests? What happens to latent land conflicts when suddenly lands are valued for conservation? How can we ensure that climate mitigation measures contribute to social justice & peace instead of hindering them?