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The Value of Carbon in Creating Ecological Civilization
February 21, 2019 - 12:15-13:00
What is the value of carbon? How is carbon made, measured, and managed? And why does carbon play such a dominant role in environmental governance, in China and beyond?
In this talk, anthropologist Charlotte Bruckermann turns to three ethnographic fieldsites in China to show how carbon as a value intersects with money and finance.
First, Beijing carbon experts establishing, operating, and trading within the Chinese carbon market as part of ‘green finance’.
Second, a Guangzhou software company developing an online platform and mobile app for consumers to measure, share, and exchange their carbon footprints in an ‘inclusive carbon finance’ mechanism.
Third, a Fujian forestry project where trees are planted to absorb carbon dioxide, with the resulting carbon reductions sold on the provincial carbon exchange.
Date and time: 21 February 2019, 12.15 – 13:00
Organizer: Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
Venue: University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, P. A. Munchs hus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, PAM seminar room 10, Oslo, Norway