Emma Jane Lord
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Emma Jane Lord is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen in Norway. She has recently conducted a body of fieldwork on the social outcomes of forest carbon offsetting in Western Tanzania. She is currently analyzing her results in light of questions concerning dimensions of justice (economic distribution of benefits, recognition of social groups and procedural processes of participation and representation) whether and how to design accountability mechanisms for forest carbon offsetting policies that are international in scale. This research on deforestation processes and governance is interdisciplinary and relates to the concept of environmental justice within the field of political ecology.
Emma has a longstanding interest in tropical deforestation. She is also interested in humanistic dimensions of land use change including forced evictions within the tropical conservation industry and internal displacement in Colombia.
Her book chapter Displacement Power and REDD+: A Forest History of Carbonized Exclusion was published in Global Forest Governance and Climate Change by Palgrave Macmillian in 2018. This introduces the reader to injustices caused by global power inequities in forest carbon offsetting, which will be more deeply explored in her PhD thesis.
Presentation of PhD article: Land tenure and the REDD+ paradox: How value grabbing recentralized forest governance in West Tanzania. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton (Zoom - a recording of the presentation is available via the link), 15.06.2022
Opinion piece: Vaksinemotstand i Tanzania kastar lys på Afrikas vaksineutfordringar (Anti-vaccination attitudes highlight Africa's vaccine-related challenges) Bistandsaktuelt, 17.03.202 (in Norwegian)
Blog post: Who can say? Reflections on the unknown in Valle de Cauca, Colombia on the platform Undisciplined Environments. 02.03.2017
- (2019). Mahua for Jharkhand’s Ho? An accountability analysis of minor forest product governance.
- (2018). Displacement, Power and REDD+: A Forest History of Carbonized Exclusion. 29 pages.