Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Raquel Machaquiero

The Social Life of REDD and the New-Carbon-Based Transnational Governance in Brazil and Mozambique

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Raquel explores the ways in which the valuation of carbon as part of the policy-solutions to the global problem of climate change has enabled the expansion of new forms of transnational governance. REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a mechanism created within the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change that addresses the problem of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the financial compensation of avoided deforestation. Its local implementation in places like Acre, in Brazil and in Mozambique show however, that REDD can be constantly re-appropriated, reinterpreted and take on multople different meanings, responding to various interests.