BiographyJonas I. Hein is post-doctoral researcher in the working group Social Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Areas” where he teaches classes in human geography. He is also associated researcher at the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in the research program on Environmental Governance in Bonn and associated member of the Collaborative Research Centre (990) “Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems“ (Sumatra, Indonesia) led by the University of Göttingen, Bogor Agricultural University and University of Jambi. Jonas’s primary research interest concerns the political ecology of conservation, property relations and agrarian conflict. Recently, Jonas started working on port governance and environmental and social implications of port expansions. His articles appear among others in Antipode, Professional Geographer and in Forest Policy and Economics.
The Transnationalisation of Competing State Projects: Carbon Offsetting and Development in Sumatra's Coastal Peat Swamps
Published: Jan 24, 2018 by Antipode
Authors: Jonas Hein, Heiko Faust, Yvonne Kunz, Rina Mardiana
Indonesia's peatlands can be considered as conflict arenas where different state projects and actors compete. The case presented here stands for a new conservation controversy. The Berbak Carbon Initiatives overlap with a settlement project, inducing struggles among different state apparatuses, transnational actors, and peasants.
Deforestation and the Paris climate agreement: An assessment of REDD + in the national climate action plans
Published: Jan 20, 2018 by Forest Policy and Economics
Authors: Jonas Hein, Alejandro Guarin, Ezra Frommé, Pieter Pauw
The Article is based on a qualitative content analysis on REDD + of 162 national climate strategies (INDC).
Published: Oct 30, 2015 by Professional Geographer
Authors: Jonas Hein, Soeryo Adiwibowo, Christoph Dittrich, Rosyani, Endriatmo Soetarto & Heiko Faust
This article investigates the scalar dimensions of land conflicts within a privately managed conservation area. We built on qualitative research focusing on struggles related to the formation of two informal settlements within the conservation area.