Chris Pollon, Ann Espuelas, and Steve Zwick

Indigenous Life Plans And Carbon Finance: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Delson Gavião at the October workshop in the Igarapé Lourdes Indigenous Territory.

In the early 1990s, environmentalists started experimenting with carbon finance to support conservation just as indigenous people of the Amazon began developing “Life Plans” to revive and support their traditions. A quarter century on, these two parallel initiatives have evolved in ways that are surprisingly complimentary – so much so they’re starting to converge, and…