Thesis / Dissertation

Storytelling REDD : Ontological Intersections and Inequalities between Global Environmental Governance and Local Lives in Papua New Guinea

Sophie Pascoe, Wolfram Dressler (ed.)

Published : 2019


This thesis is about the ontological intersections and inequalities that emerge as initiatives to manage global environmental problems, such as the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program, are translated locally in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It explores the frictions – awkward, unstable and unequal encounters – that are produced, and in turn move forward, different forms of environmental governance as they intersect with local lives in Suau, Milne Bay Province. I examine REDD+, and similarly the Cool Earth conservation program, as governance assemblages: constantly emerging and shifting networks of heterogeneous relations and elements coming together that ne..

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