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Environmental Governance – From Public to Private?

Arild Vatn examines the role of private actors in environmental governance, and finds the conflict between public goods delivery and private profit motive makes public control difficult. Article in 'Ecological Economics'.

The Role of Religion in Struggles for Global Justice - Faith in justice?

The Role of Religion in Struggles for Global Justice

New book examining the roles religious communities and organizations play in struggles for global justice. Co-edited and co-authored by Noragric's Katharina Glaab. 

Via Campesina is a transnational peasant movement for food sovereignty.

Power and Strategies of Resistance

Read about human resistance to power in the latest entry in the Noragric Blog by Shai Divon.

Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (ca. 1490).

Mentalities of greening, governing, and getting rich

Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary ‘Before the Flood’ is fascinating not because of what it ‘says’ – and it doesn’t, in the last analysis, say much at all about environmental change that we don’t already know – but because of exactly what it leaves unsaid. Connor Cavangh in the Noragric Blog. 

Mountain lake

'OpenNESS': The value of nature

Recent EU project, 'OpenNESS' aimed to incorporate the human benefits of natural environments into the management of land, water and urban resources. A special issue of the journal 'Ecosystem Services', including 8 articles co-authored by Noragric's Erik Gómez-Baggethun, summarizes the project's main findings. 

Depths of forest, DRC

What causes deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

As DRC implements the UN programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), Raymond Samndong, Arild Vatn and colleagues assess the causes of deforestation in two of the programme's pilots in the Équateur province. 

Global Forest Governance and Climate Change

The Illusion of Participation: Tokenism in REDD+ Pilot Projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Noragric PhD alumnus Raymond Achu Samndong interrogates local people on REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of Congo and concludes that the projects amount to ‘tokenism’, with local people having no say in the projects in their communities and with women often excluded. Chapter in new Springer Nature book.

Manica province, Mozambique.

What happened to the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor in Mozambique?

New public-private partnerships may bring up unresolved questions of accountability and, in the Mozambican context, exacerbate existing power imbalances, says Randi Kaarhus in the 'Journal of Modern African Studies'.

Panoramic view of Chuquicamata, a state-owned copper mine located in Calama, north of Chile.

Resource Extraction and Conflict in Latin America

A collection of articles that reveal the complex nature of violence experienced by local communities and societies across Latin America related to resource extraction, and the direct destruction of the natural environments on which these people rely. Special Edition of Colombia Internacional edited and introduced by John-Andrew McNeish. 

Refugee camp

Security on the move

After decades of violent conflict, large numbers of Somalis have been displaced and the subsequent migration has contributed to the growth of cities across the country. This NMBU project, led by Durham University in the UK, will investigate links between urbanization and displacement in Somalia. Read more in the project’s first report.

Mount Elgon forest, Uganda

Carbon forestry in Uganda

Noragric postdoc Connor Cavanagh and colleagues link notions of justice with project outcomes in carbon offset forestry projects: Insights from a comparative study in Uganda.

Bac Kan Province, Vietnam

Cultivating forests: The role of forest land in household livelihood adaptive strategies in northern Vietnam

Article in 'Land Use Policy' by Noragric PhD alumnus Leif Tore Trædal & Professor Pål Vedeld

Water Justice

Water Justice

Megacities, mining, forestry, industry and agribusiness claim an increasingly large share of available surface and groundwater reserves. This new, Noragric co-authored book discusses both the major injustices and the 'hidden' inequalities in water resource management. 

Pinus pinea forest — Doñana National Park, Andalusia, Spain

Participatory multi-criteria decision aid: Operationalizing an integrated assessment of ecosystem services

Article in 'Ecosystem Services' co-authored by Erik Gómez-Baggethun.

Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate – Guiding principles for practitioners.

Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate

The latest in the Noragric Report Series provides guiding principles for integrating climate change adaptation concerns into humanitarian policy and practice. By Sigrid Nagoda, Marianne Mosberg & Siri Eriksen. 

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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