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Students | Faculty+Staff | Chicago | Online | Vancouver | 06.10.22

Community Action Day

Forests and Carbon Finance for Lower Income Households: Case studies from Mozambique, Nicaragua, China and Canadian indigenous communities.

Presented by: Gary Bull

For this year’s Community Action Day, we will be hosting a presentation by Gary Bull, Professor of the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. Read more about the presentation below:

Climate change introduces increasing uncertainty for poorer households and villages. Forest carbon financing, as any other types of development financing, can often act as a Faustian bargain. The potential income is welcomed in the short-run, but often ignores/underestimates the barriers/complexity of governance, corruption, land tenure and inequality. Through a series of case studies we will explore how we measure and assess the impacts of these barriers to improvements in human welfare and how we can design policy/programs/mechanisms that will engage both the smallholders and indigenous people.

Your presentation will entail climate change and climate justice and it’s impact on the vulnerable, disenfranchised and marginalized in rural British Columbia and globally – China, Nicaragua, Mozambique etc. And we examined how factors such the creation of policies (for protected areas) and re-design of policies (policies that are focused on men and not women (gender equity), sustainability, and the economic empowerment of individuals.



June 10, 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


Ann-Marie Hamilton

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