Global climate of land politics

Jun Borras, Jennifer C. Franco

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Abstract

Land is a key input in economic production and production-waste sink. This links land to the
causes of and responses to climate change. The 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomics and Climate Emergency
EditorsBarry Gils, Jamie Morgan
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages23
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781032005669
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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