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“Beneficiaries of Forest Carbon: Precarious Inclusion in the Brazilian Amazon”

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Synopsis: Dominant policy responses to climate change give new value to the carbon stored in tropical forests. Critical analysis tends to analyze this approach as a form of commodification that leads to the dispossession of poor rural people and forest communities.
Start Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Blake Hall
Address: 93 Lipman Drive
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Room 131
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Dr. Maron Greenleaf, Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Sponsor: Department of Human Ecology
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Kristen Goodrich
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-9203
Additional Information: Dr. Greenleaf is an anthropologist and legal scholar. She studies the social and political significance of climate change and efforts to mitigate it, particularly through market-based measures. Dr. Greenleaf uses critical field-based social science methods and legal analysis to understand how environmental governance can both address and exacerbate inequity, with a focus on efforts to reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University, a JD from New York University, and a BA from Yale University.  
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni