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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.

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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

The Value of Carbon in Creating Ecological Civilization

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Date:
February 21, 2019
Time:
12:15-13:00

Organiser

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