Indigenous peoples and climate justice : a critical analysis of international human rights law and governance / Giada Giacomini.

Giacomini, Giada [Browse]
  • Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]
  • ©2022
xxi, 422 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.


  • Energy, climate, and the environment series [More in this series]
  • Energy, climate and the environment, 2947-8561
Summary note
This book provides a new interpretation of international law specifically dedicated to Indigenous peoples in the context of a climate justice approach. The book presents a critical analysis of past and current developments at the intersection of human rights and international environmental law and governance. The book suggests new ways forward and demonstrates the need for a paradigmatic shift that would enhance the meaningful participation of Indigenous peoples as fundamental actors in the conservation of biodiversity and in the fight against climate change. The book offers guidance on a number of critical intersecting and interdependent issues at the forefront of climate change law and policy inside and outside of the UN climate change regime. The author suggests that the adoption of a critical perspective on international law is needed in order to highlight inherent structural and systemic issues of the international law regime which are all issues that ultimately impede the pursue of climate justice for Indigenous peoples. Giada Giacomini is an experienced researcher in international human rights law, international environmental law, climate change law and policy, and with an interest in climate vulnerable communities. She holds a PhD in Public, Comparative and International Law. She specializes in climate justice, critical legal studies and non-anthropocentric law. Upon completion of her PhD studies, she completed an Internship at the Independent Redress Mechanism of the Green Climate Fund. She is currently involved in several research projects dealing with ecosocial work, environmental conservation and Indigenous peoples, and climate litigation.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Climate justice as an interpretative approach
  • 3. The international legal framework : human rights and climate change
  • 4. Indigenous peoples in international law and governance
  • 5.Participatory rights, conservation and indigenous customary law
  • 6. Climate change and litigation : human rights as a tool to achieve climate justice
  • 7. Beyond the human rights-based approach : rights of nature and ecological Integrity
  • 8. Conclusion .
  • 9783031095078 ((hbk.))
  • 3031095073 ((hbk.))
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  • 9783031095078
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