Rightful Shares and Carbon Footprints: The Daily Life of Climate Change in Peru and the Maldives


Peterson Hall room 310, 3460 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E6, CA

This talk addresses divergent policy responses to climate change. It does this by zooming into everyday life in two places dealing with opposite frontline impacts of the climate crisis: the highlands of Andean Peru, beset by drought, and the low-lying islands of the Maldives, which faces inundation by rising seas. What can the changing forms of indigenous livelihoods in these places tell us about the intertwined challenges of economic development, environmental justice, and global governance? The two ethnographic case studies in focus help us answer this question, making clear that all geopolitics is local.

Part of ISID's Notes from the Field Speaker Series. This Speaker Series is funded by the Erin Jellel Collins Arsenault Trust that supports the Program in Global Governance at ISID.

Contact Information

Iain Blair
Institute for the Study of International Development
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