Jutta Kill, biologist by training, has worked as activist, campaigner, and researcher since 1993. She combines academic and action research with campaigning in support of forest communities whose traditional economies and ways of life are threatened by deforestation and false solutions to the deforestation and climate crises. Her research has highlighted the role of voluntary certification schemes, carbon markets, and the new economy of nature in maintaining ecologically unequal trade and violating the rights of indigenous communities. She has documented the local impacts of numerous projects that produce carbon credits traded in international carbon markets and has authored reports on the effects of REDD and biodiversity projects throughout Africa and Latin America.
Contribution to GTI Roundtable "Monetizing Nature"