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Jonas Hein

Kiel University

Dr. Jonas I. Hein is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography at Kiel University in Germany. His current research focuses on the political ecology of conservation and development, political geography, and environmental justice in Indonesia, Colombia, Peru and Northern Germany. In his most recent book „Political Ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia” he analyzes new kinds of transnational agrarian conflicts in the REDD+ pilot province of Jambi on the island of Sumatra.


Jonas 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.



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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.

Forest Policy and Economics

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).

Professional Geographer

Rescaling of Access and Property Relations in a Frontier Landscape: Insights from Jambi, Indonesia

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.