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Indigenous people in Brazil own carbon rights, law firm finds

By Greenbang
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The international law firm of Baker & McKenzie found that the Surui tribe of the Brazilian Amazon owns carbon trading rights for any future global warming deals related to the rainforest regions inhabited by the tribe. The opinion was commissioned by Forest Trends, a Washington, DC-based conservation group that works to protect forests around the world. The new legal perspective from Baker could have an impact on the reduction of deforestation and emissions, as well as the lives of indigenous people worldwide.