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

Abstract

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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