2014 – India Workshop, Pune

February 2014

Over the duration of 3 days, more than 50 participants from 12 states discussed the influence carbon markets may place upon land rights in India. Special emphasize was thereby given to the increased focus on climate mitigation activities in sectors that are typically dependent on common lands, such as forests and agricultural areas. Political impacts of land based carbon market initiatives have been outlined, including effects of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other offsetting mechanisms on common lands for marginalized groups and women.