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Transnational Governing at the Climate-Biodiversity Frontier: Employing a Governmentality Perspective

Fransen, Anouk; Bulkeley, Harriet

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Anouk Fransen



Abstract

Transnational governance initiatives (TGIs) are increasingly recognized as central actors in the governing of climate change and biodiversity loss. Yet, their role in linking these domains has yet to be explored. As the climate crisis comes to be increasingly interlinked with the loss of biodiversity, such initiatives are increasingly combining this challenge of climate change with action on biodiversity loss through the deployment of nature-based solutions, with significant consequences for the ways in which the nature problem and its solutions are framed and implemented. Employing a governmentality approach, this research reveals two overarching rationales by TGIs of biodiversity as a means to climate change and biodiversity loss as “asset-at-risk” that are rendered governable through myriad techniques “at a distance” and “in proximity.” By revealing how biodiversity is made to fit with the climate arena, this research finds that these governable biodiversity spaces could generate rather regrettable solutions along these shifting and unfolding climate–biodiversity frontiers.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 31, 2023
Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jun 13, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jun 13, 2023
Journal Global Environmental Politics
Print ISSN 1526-3800
Electronic ISSN 1536-0091
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00726
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1172636
Publisher URL https://direct.mit.edu/glep

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This article has been accepted for publication in Global Environmental Politics.






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