Jutta Kill is a researcher and writer who applies her work to support social movements and environmental networks, particularly in the global South. She has studied biology and combines research with solidarity work with forest communities whose traditional economies and ways of life are threatened by deforestation and false solutions to the deforestation and climate crises. She has documented how REDD+ projects have caused conflict with local communities and are biased towards blaming deforestation on peasant farming and by doing so, making the role of industrial agriculture and forestry in large-scale deforestation invisible. Jutta Kill has published extensively on carbon markets and the new economy of nature in maintaining ecologically unequal trade and the associated violation of human rights and rights to land and use of peoples’ traditional territories.
Researcher and writer