The Journal of Peasant Studies | VOL. 39

Enclosing the global commons: the convention on biological diversity and green grabbing

Publication Date Apr 1, 2012


‘Green grabs,’ or the expropriation of land or resources for environmental purposes, constitute an important component of the current global land grab explosion. We argue that international environmental institutions are increasingly cultivating the terrain for green grabbing. As sites that circulate and sanction forms of knowledge, establish regulatory devices and programmatic targets, and align and articulate actors with these mechanisms, they structure emergent green market opportunities and practices. Drawing on the idea of primitive accumulation as a continual process, we examine the 10th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity as one such institution.


Green Grabbing International Environmental Institutions Expropriation Of Land Programmatic Targets Biological Diversity Continual Process Green Practices Current Land Market Practices International Institutions

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