Legal challenges likely over carbon offset schemes vs indigenous rights

Protesters demonstrate over climate justice and other related issues during the 2022 UNFCCC COP27. Civil court cases related to carbon offsets lodged by indigenous communities look likely to increase (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A lawsuit in the Colombian Constitutional Court is set to determine how indigenous rights should be protected under the country’s voluntary carbon market, with potential repercussions for other jurisdictions. Litigation over carbon offsetting is expected to account for a significant portion of climate-related lawsuits worldwide soon, with carbon credit projects ...

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