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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: multiscale approach to environmental policy'' - Recherche doctorale (Camille REYNIERS) - Direction : Véronique JOIRIS).

Units : Center of Cultural Anthropology | ULB415

Description :

This doctoral research contributes to reflection on the feasibility and on monitoring new environmental policies related to
sustainable management of tropical forests and the fight against climate change. REDD + (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and
forest Degradation) in the center of this reflection was the subject of many studies, but researchers are rarely interested in the
observation of in situ practices in both national administrations and the rural areas concerned. The objective of this doctoral
research is to increase knowledge about the mechanism through a multiscale analysis of REDD + in the DRC, specifically on set Batéké
in the administrative region of Kwamouth territory. The study focused on both the strategic position of the DRC vis-à-vis REDD +
in international negotiations, the institutionalization of politics at the national level and its operationalization at the local
level. The question of the social construction of REDD + is thus considered from the point of view of the relationship between
these three scales. The studied policy is understood as a process historically and socially constructed, through an original approach
combining theoretical development anthropology, political ecology and ethnoecology. Feedback-monitoring tools for REDD + will be
developed from the understanding of international mechanisms, national and local ownership of the policy. - Collaboration: ERAIFT:
Regional Postgraduate School of Planning and Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Territories, University of Kinshasa,
Democratic Republic of Congo (joint supervision). Disciplines: Political Ecology, Development Anthropology, Ethnoecology.

List of persons in charge :

  • JOIRIS Véronique

List of lessors :

  • F.R.S.-FNRS et Fonds associés (hors FRIA)