Amazoning Climate Governance
Catalina Vallejo Piedrahita (UiB) and Danielle Hanna Rached (FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro) in conversation with Camila Gianella (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, CMI).
There is a paradox in climate governance. While at the global level there is an emerging governance framework to protect the environment, we do not know what this regime becomes and does when it travels to regional, sub regional and local levels.
How does it translate into governance practices on the ground—in interaction with a myriad of domestic regulations and local initiatives, and with bureaucratic structures and political bodies at different levels? How is it shaped by local power- and conflict dynamics – and how does it affect them? And to what extent are the goals that motivated the global regime achieved?
Our Amazoning C-gov project aims to investigate the multilevel translation of global norms to prevent deforestation into different parts of the Amazon. We will discuss our interest to advance the scholarship on how the global climate governance regime translates into local regulations and practices – in interaction with other regulations, political priorities, power-relations and conflict dynamics – and to what effects.
Catalina Vallejo Piedrahita is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. She is a Research Leader for the Natural Resources & Climate Lawfare Unit at LawTransform. Catalina is a lawyer from Colombia, holds an LLM, a MA in Peace Studies, and a Ph.D. in Law. In her doctoral dissertation, she studied climate change litigation against governments of the world and the emerging climate jurisprudence.
Camila Gianella is Doctor in Psychology from the University of Bergen, Norway. She has a Master’s degree in International Health (Charité Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Berlin) and a degree in Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, where she currently works as Executive Director of CISEPA (Center for Sociological, Economic, Political and Anthropological Research), and as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Gianella is also a Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, and a Global Fellow at the Center for Law and Social Transformation. Her areas of work include health rights, sexual and reproductive rights, tuberculosis, as well as the impact of legal mobilization.
Danielle Hanna Rached is a research professor at the Center for Research in Law and Economics (CPDE). She has a doctorate and master's in international law from the University of Edinburgh in addition to a master's in administrative law from USP. During her three-month stay at the WZB, she continued with her current research work on the "International Law of Climate Change: Accountability and Institutional Competence."