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The "Greening" of Empire : The European Green Deal as the EU first agenda
Vela almeida, Diana (Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Department of Geography)
Kolinjivadi, Vijay (University of Antwerp. Institute of Development Policy)
Ferrando, Tomaso (University of Antwerp. Institute of Development Policy)
Roy, Brototi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Herrera, Héctor (University of Antwerp. Institute of Development Policy)
Vecchione Gonçalves, Marcela (Cidade Universitária do Guamá)
Van hecken, Gert (University of Antwerp. Institute of Development Policy)

Data: 2023
Resum: The recent past has seen the proposal of multiple 'Green New Deals' across geographies as a means to fight against the climate crisis and ecological breakdown. Of these, the European Green Deal- EGD represents the world's first public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Because the EGD plans to "transform the EU," in this paper we examine how it fits within a historical continuum of colonial and neo-colonial relations. We argue that the EGD is the latest discursive strategy for the 'greening' of empire through four registers: (1) turning ecological crises into profitable opportunities; (2) portraying the EU as a 'moral' intervener; (3) building on a 'green' "will to improve"; and (4) securitizing and consolidating the empire. We find how the EU acts in key policy arenas of diplomacy, trade and investment leading to the 'greening' of the empire that ensures its continued economic and political leadership while fundamentally maintaining a status quo. Weconclude with some reflections on the role of the EU to cede place to other possibilities of building anti-colonial ecologies.
Ajuts: European Commission 321659
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación CEX2019-000940-M
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu CEX2019-000940-M
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: European green deal ; Green transition ; Climate change ; Europe ; Climate neutrality
Publicat a: Political Geography, Vol. 105 (August 2023) , art. 102925, ISSN 0962-6298

DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2023.102925


10 p, 3.3 MB

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