REDD+ Thesis Now OnlineCategories hampshire college, mexico, REDD+, social movements0 Comments
My Division 3 entitled “Mother Earth is not for sale- love and defend her: Forest Carbon in Chiapas, Mexico” can now be accessed online.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an international program to price the carbon stored in global forests in order to incentivize conservation. Efforts to introduce REDD+ in countries of the global South have encountered resistance, however, from communities worried that their livelihoods, rights and environmental values would be undermined by the introduction of international carbon markets. Based on fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico, and informed by the tools of critical geography and political ecology, I analyze the critiques of REDD+ advanced by social movements and non-governmental organizations, document the strategies they have used to oppose REDD+, and assess future prospects for both the program and forest conservation in the region.