Global warming scapegoat: A new punishment measure imposed on indigenous peoples for practicing their sustainable traditional livelihood activities

A brief about the Government of Thailand's arrest of two Karen farmers as they cleared fields for shifting cultivation, their traditional method of farming. The authors raise concerns about the charges, which included "causing deforestation and a rise in temperature". They discuss how climate change mitigation efforts are leading to violations of human rights.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Climate change
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people policy and rights
  • Human rights
  • Mitigation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (corporate) Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand
Co-author (coorporate) Northern Development Foundation; Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact; Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples; Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand
Publication place Thailand
Publisher Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand; Northern Development Foundation; Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact; Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples; Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand
Publication date 2008
Pagination 2
Keywords Global warming,sustainable livelihoods,Indigenous Peoples,IPs
Date uploaded August 22, 2015, 02:22 (UTC)
Date modified August 31, 2020, 05:13 (UTC)