REDD+ Thesis Now Online

My Division 3 entitled “Mother Earth is not for sale- love and defend her: Forest Carbon in Chiapas, Mexico” can now be accessed online. Follow this link. Abstract: 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…Continue Reading “REDD+ Thesis Now Online”

The PopDev program, where I am a Political Research Fellow, recently published my DifferenTakes issue paper, “Is This the Future We Want? The Green Economy vs. Climate Justice.”  This blog post announced the publication on the Black Sheep Journal. Negotiators, big NGOs, and companies In U.N. environmental summits are promoting the “Green Economy” as a win-win-win for people, the environment and business interests.  Yet global South social movements denounce the Green Economy for serving the interests of transnational corporations and wealthy nations, and for stomping on…Continue Reading “New Colors of Capitalism: REDD+ and the Green Economy”

Solutions to Climate Change Lie in Transcending Borders- Not Closing Them

Originally posted on the Center for New Community’s blog  Imagine 2050.  I am writing on a monthly basis for their series on Race, Migration and the Environment.  You can find my first two posts here and here. A big thanks to my friend Ashley Trull for her input on this piece. Environmentalists and social justice advocates are linking struggles across borders to fight the transnational forces causing climate change. The work of global activists is countering arguments put forward by white nationalist groups that claim…Continue Reading “Solutions to Climate Change Lie in Transcending Borders- Not Closing Them”