Bridging knowledge divides: The case of indigenous ontologies of territoriality and REDD+

Schroeder, Heike ORCID: and Gonzalez Pineros, Nidia (2019) Bridging knowledge divides: The case of indigenous ontologies of territoriality and REDD+. Forest Policy and Economics, 100. pp. 198-206. ISSN 1389-9341

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This study examines traditional indigenous ontologies of territoriality based on a number of indigenous communities in Bolivia and Colombia to show how they can inform effective implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation plus sustainable forest management, forest conservation and enhancing forest carbon stock). This could help address concerns that REDD+ interventions oversimplify local dynamics and complexities. The concept of territoriality subsumes a variety of definitions and conceptions, some of which are embedded in Traditional Ecological Knowledge and represented in the multiple expressions of collective indigenous identity. We compare and contrast Western and indigenous ontologies of territoriality and identify three ways in which engagement with territoriality can enhance REDD+ implementation and effective non-state actor participation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous peoples,territoriality,deforestation,redd+,governance,bolivia,colombia
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development

University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 12:56
Last Modified: 13 May 2023 00:47
DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.12.010

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