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In Reconsidering REDD+: Authority, Power and Law in the Green Economy, Julia Dehm provides a critical analysis of how the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme operates to reorganise social relations and to establish new forms of global authority over forests in the Global South, in ways that benefit the interests of some actors while further marginalising others. In accessible prose that draws on interdisciplinary insights, Dehm demonstrates how, through the creation of new legal relations, including property rights and contractual obligations, new forms of transnational authority over forested areas in the Global South are being constituted. This important work should be read by anyone interested in a critical analysis of international climate law and policy that offers insights into questions of political economy, power, and unequal authority.


Winner, 2021 Award to an Early Career Researcher, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand


'Dehm's authoritative and beautifully written book traces emergent relations of law, power and authority in the green economy. Set against the background of climate crisis as a socio-ecological bio-crisis, Dehm's skilful, multi-layered analysis strips back the surface of REDD+ to expose the global management of forests as a troubling new site of capitalist accumulation. I highly recommend this timely and necessary book.'Anna Grear, Cardiff University

'An original and thought-provoking critique of REDD+ that also sheds light on fundamental shortcomings of the climate change regime and of international environmental law and policy more generally. This is the very best kind of critical scholarship, that not only reveals the limitations of current frameworks but also inspires the reader to look past them to possible alternatives.'Karin Mickelson, University of British Columbia

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