This timely volume explores the ways in which indigeus peoples across the world are challenged by climate change impacts, and discusses the legal resources available to confront those challenges. Indigeus peoples occupy a unique niche within the climate justice movement, as many indigeus communities live subsistence lifestyles that are severely disrupted by the effects of climate change. Additionally, in many parts of the world, domestic law is applied differently to indigeus peoples than it is to their n-indigeus peers, further complicating the quest for legal remedies. The contributors to this book bring a range of expert legal perspectives to this complex discussion, offering both a comprehensive explanation of climate change-related problems faced by indigeus communities and a breakdown of various real world attempts to devise workable legal solutions. Regions covered include North and South America (Brazil, Canada, the US and the Arctic), the Pacific Islands (Fiji, Tuvalu and the Federated States of Micronesia), Australia and New Zealand, Asia (China and Nepal) and Africa (Kenya). This comprehensive volume will appeal to professors and students of environmental law, indigeus law and international law, as well as practitioners and policymakers with an interest in indigeus legal issues and environmental justice.
Edited by Randall S. Abate, Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Law and Justice, Florida A&M University College of Law, US and Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Tribal Law and Government Center, University of Kansas School of Law, US