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Carbon nullius and racial rule : race, nature and the cultural politics of forest carbon in Canada.

Baldwin, W. A. (2009) 'Carbon nullius and racial rule : race, nature and the cultural politics of forest carbon in Canada.', Antipode., 41 (2). pp. 231-255.


Critical geographers have paid remarkably scant attention to issues of climate change, even less so to forest carbon management policy. Building on geographic debate concerning the ontological production of nature and race, this paper argues that at stake in the climate change debate are not simply questions of energy geopolitics or green production. Also at issue in the climate debate are powerful questions of identity, the national form and race. This paper considers how a particular slice of the climate debate – forest carbon management discourse pertaining to Canada's boreal forest – enacts a political geography of racial difference, one that seeks to accommodate an imagined mode of traditional aboriginal life to the exigencies of global climate change mitigation and, importantly, to a logic of global capital now well into its ecological phase.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Race, Nature, Forest carbon management, Boreal forest, Aboriginal peoples.
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Date of first online publication:March 2009
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