Land-based social inequalities and climate change

Linking land to the causes of and responses to climate change
Tempera on paper by Filipino activist painter Federico (“Boy”) Dominguez

Land is a key input in economic production and production-waste sink. This links land to the causes of and responses to climate change. 

Jennifer Franco and Jun Borras argue that dominant climate action ideas are based on the concept of ‘land tenure security’ which, in a global context marked by land-based inequities, means ratifying what already exists.

This reinforces undemocratic social structures and institutions that themselves contribute to climate change. A restructuring of global land politics is called for, without which any analyses of and responses to climate change are at best superficial, and at worst, flawed and self-defeating.

What is needed is to acknowledge the pervasive land-based social inequities in the world, and to end such inequities by pursuing a redistribution of a range of access to a range of land and resources in ways that categorically benefit the working people.

Read the article online - 'The global climate of land politics', Globalizations

Researcher

Dr Jennifer Franco

Professor

Professor Jun Borras

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