In December 2015, world leaders signed onto the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the dangerous consequences of global warming. But with the United States’ recent decision to pull out of the landmark agreement, concerns for the fate of the planet, and quality of life on it, have only intensified. Furthermore, given that deforestation is the second largest source of carbon emissions after fossil fuels, there is a glaring omission in national and international strategies to combat climate change: the role of Indigenous Peoples….

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