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Publication Details - Legal Opinion Finds Indigenous Amazon Tribe Owns Carbon Rights

Legal Opinion Finds Indigenous Amazon Tribe Owns Carbon Rights

 

David DeFranza - Treehugger

 

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Abstract

In what's being called a "landmark" opinion, the international law firm Baker & McKenzie has stated that the Surui tribe owns the carbon rights of their native forests. Though not legally binding, the opinion has been released at a time when the political climate in Brazil is working to protect indigenous rights and could have serious implications for any REDD program that emerges from COP15.

 

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Release Date: December 2009
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