This is a call for chapters needed to fill out a book we are co-editing,
The Carbon Fix: Global Equity and the New Environmental Regime, under contract to Left Coast Press.
The book focuses on the social, equity, rights, and environmental
governance implications of land-based carbon offsetting policies and
projects (e.g., through REDD+, tree planting, agroforestry, range
management), as being promoted or realized through the policies and
projects of the UNFCCC, World Bank, other multilateral and transnational
organizations, compliance and voluntary carbon markets, and for-profit as
well as non-profit institutions.
While we can still accept proposals for REDD+ focused chapters, we are in
particular need of analyses of carbon initiatives that have been formulated
outside the REDD+ framework, even if they ultimately aim to participate in
that market. These might include, for example, programs that are initiated
at subnational (e.g., states, provinces, communities) or transnational
(cross-border) scales; projects with explicit objectives to support rural
and indigenous peoples’ rights and objectives; voluntary carbon market
projects; for-profit, investor-financed projects; and forest preservation
projects or movements initiated independently of, or as explicit
alternatives to, the carbon credit paradigm.
Of interest is work approaching the topic from any angle that illuminates
the social, equity, and governance consequences, dilemmas, and tradeoffs of
these policies and projects as they are being put into practice.
This volume pulls together both conceptual and empirical analyses of the
social consequences of carbon-driven initiatives, and features
contributions from social science (primarily anthropology and geography)
academics and practitioners on the front lines of implementation. In
particular, it provides field-based, social science analyses of the complex
realities of land use-based carbon capture projects that we have not yet
seen collected in one volume in a systematic way. The book is intended to
reach a multi-disciplinary, practitioner and academic readership.
As we are in the last phase of this book, our deadlines are admittedly
tight. The book is targeted to be available by the next Society for
Applied Anthropology meetings in March/April of 2015. That means we will need abstracts accepted and author commitments by May 1st, and manuscripts by July 1st.
If interested in exploring this with us, please reply by email to co-editors:
We’ll be happy to provide more information an an in-depth outline of the