What Do Global Interventions Look like at Ground Level? the Everyday Implementation of International Environmental Schemes

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations

Language: English

In establishing similar patterns of intervention around the globe, transnational ventures are changing local dynamics of land and resource access, both in the Global “North” and “South”, and in urban and rural areas. 
This session will focus on what have recently become fairly standard environmental practices employed by global-scale actors in sites of investment and will aim to shed new light on their everyday strategies and means. We want to understand how different actors negotiate in situ their social, political and financial interests.
This session welcomes analyses of “face-to-face” dynamics arising out of voluntary environmental standards and compliance mechanisms, as well as environmental compensation and remediation schemes. What interpretation do actors give to everyday exchanges with global environmental schemes? How are contracts and agreements granted and guaranteed? How does the relationship between different actors develop on the ground?
Session Organizer:
Deborah DELGADO PUGLEY, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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Armando GARCIA CHIANG, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Mexico
Protected Natural Areas in Indigenous Lands: The Lacandon Community of Mexico
Hector CALLEROS-RODRIGUEZ, University of Warsaw - COLTLAX, Poland; MLourdes GUEVARA-ROMERO, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico