Indigenous Rights, Climate Change and Governance

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Indigenous Rights, Climate Change and Governance

Measuring Success and Data

9781803924977 Edward Elgar Publishing
Valmaine Toki, Professor of Law, Te Piringa, Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 497 7 Extent: 194 pp
This vital book traverses the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of their fundamental right to self-determination. Set against the backdrop of issues such as climate change, governance, space and data, it explores the intersection between Indigenous rights and land, territories and resources.

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This vital book traverses the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of their fundamental right to self-determination. Set against the backdrop of issues such as climate change, governance, space and data, it explores the intersection between Indigenous rights and land, territories and resources.

Indigenous peoples are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, and Valmaine Toki outlines its critical impact on political and economic marginalization, loss of land and resources, and human rights violations and discrimination. She advocates for the meaningful inclusion of an Indigenous worldview within climate change approaches, governing bodies and a right to space. In the fast-changing world of artificial intelligence, Toki examines how Indigenous knowledge and data can be applied to ameliorate the adverse consequences of climate change, in doing so emphasizing the importance of Indigenous data sovereignty and governance.

Thought-provoking and topical, this book is invaluable for students, scholars and policymakers involved in Indigenous rights, human rights law, climate change, and environmental governance and regulation.
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‘In this thought-provoking book, Valmaine Toki delves into the multifaceted challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples, from historical legacies of colonization to contemporary issues like climate change and governance. Skillfully weaving Indigenous rights, climate programs, and AI, the narrative underscores the urgent need for meaningful inclusion, recognizing Indigenous knowledge and grounded in Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination. This book forms a crucial contribution to understanding and addressing these complex intersections.’
– Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Columbia, Canada

‘This book presents an important, thoughtful, and insightful holistic discussion of climate change and Indigenous Peoples rights in global governance. It will be a valuable reading for Indigenous activists, leaders, academics, researchers, and policymakers interested in understanding and advancing Indigenous Peoples rights in the domestic legal framework and global governance and to make it work more effectively.’
– Binota Moy Dhamai, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), UN Human Rights Council
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Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Indigenous rights
2 An Indigenous right to space
3 Climate change
4 Governance
5 Programs and measuring success
6 Data protection and artificial intelligence
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