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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance

The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance

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Damilola S. Olawuyi
Cambridge University Press, 6/9/2016
EAN 9781107105515, ISBN10: 110710551X

Hardcover, 440 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

This book analyses the topical and contentious issue of the human rights impacts associated with carbon projects, especially in developing countries. It outlines a human rights-based approach to carbon finance as a functional framework for mainstreaming human rights into the design, approval, finance and implementation of carbon projects. It also describes the nature and scope of carbon projects, the available legal options for their financing and the key human rights issues at stake in their planning and execution. Written in a user-friendly style, the proposal for a rights-based due diligence framework through which human rights issues can be anticipated and addressed makes this book relevant to all stakeholders in carbon, energy, and environmental investments and projects.

Part I. Carbon Projects and Human Rights
Introductory Context and Principles
1. Introduction
2. Climate change projects and human rights struggles
Part II. Mainstreaming Human Rights Safeguards into the International Legal Regime on Climate Change
3. The concept of mainstreaming in international law
4. The human rights mainstream paradigm and the question of approach
Part III. The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance
Nature, Elements and Content
5. Normative contents/elements of the human rights-based approach
6. Legal framework for implementing the human rights-based approach to carbon finance
7. Mobilizing structures
institutional framework for implementing the human rights-based approach to carbon finance
Part IV. From Theory to Practice
Practical Challenges, Paradoxes and Potentials of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance
8. Making mainstreaming work
a three-step approach to implementation
9. Minding the gap
practical paradoxes and barriers to the adoption of a human rights-based approach to carbon finance
10. Implementing a human rights-based approach to carbon finance
summary for policy makers.