Advanced

From REDD+ forests to green landscapes? Analyzing the emerging integrated landscape approach discourse in the UNFCCC

Nielsen, Tobias Dan LU (2016) In Forest Policy and Economics 73. p.177-184
Abstract

This paper explores an emerging discourse at the UNFCCC level - the integrated landscape approach discourse, which brings new understandings of how to approach forests in a climate change nexus. Its proponents argue that forestry, agriculture and other land uses cannot be seen in isolation, but need to be integrated into a single management process. I apply argumentative discourse analysis (Hajer, 1995) to a series of documents, statements, observations and interviews to identify and analyze the power of this discourse in the UNFCCC and in particular on the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) negotiations. The paper highlights the central arguments of its storylines, its main critique and identifies... (More)

This paper explores an emerging discourse at the UNFCCC level - the integrated landscape approach discourse, which brings new understandings of how to approach forests in a climate change nexus. Its proponents argue that forestry, agriculture and other land uses cannot be seen in isolation, but need to be integrated into a single management process. I apply argumentative discourse analysis (Hajer, 1995) to a series of documents, statements, observations and interviews to identify and analyze the power of this discourse in the UNFCCC and in particular on the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) negotiations. The paper highlights the central arguments of its storylines, its main critique and identifies members of its discourse coalition. It also assesses its discursive power, and concludes that although storylines of the integrated landscape approach discourse may be well recognized in the UNFCCC, in particular at side-events (discourse structuration), it has yet to impose its logics and rationales in a profound way (discourse institutionalization).

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Climate change, Discourse analysis, Integrated landscape approach, REDD+, UNFCCC
in
Forest Policy and Economics
volume
73
pages
8 pages
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • Scopus:84988663654
ISSN
1389-9341
DOI
10.1016/j.forpol.2016.09.006
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
d0cf7dfc-68a1-43e9-a8b6-c0b678f1f105
date added to LUP
2016-10-12 10:21:45
date last changed
2016-10-12 10:21:45
@misc{d0cf7dfc-68a1-43e9-a8b6-c0b678f1f105,
  abstract     = {<p>This paper explores an emerging discourse at the UNFCCC level - the integrated landscape approach discourse, which brings new understandings of how to approach forests in a climate change nexus. Its proponents argue that forestry, agriculture and other land uses cannot be seen in isolation, but need to be integrated into a single management process. I apply argumentative discourse analysis (Hajer, 1995) to a series of documents, statements, observations and interviews to identify and analyze the power of this discourse in the UNFCCC and in particular on the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) negotiations. The paper highlights the central arguments of its storylines, its main critique and identifies members of its discourse coalition. It also assesses its discursive power, and concludes that although storylines of the integrated landscape approach discourse may be well recognized in the UNFCCC, in particular at side-events (discourse structuration), it has yet to impose its logics and rationales in a profound way (discourse institutionalization).</p>},
  author       = {Nielsen, Tobias Dan},
  issn         = {1389-9341},
  keyword      = {Climate change,Discourse analysis,Integrated landscape approach,REDD+,UNFCCC},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  pages        = {177--184},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x96548f0)},
  series       = {Forest Policy and Economics},
  title        = {From REDD+ forests to green landscapes? Analyzing the emerging integrated landscape approach discourse in the UNFCCC},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2016.09.006},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {2016},
}