Dealing with conflict about the environment
What is it about?
We found that the stories that people share about one environmental conflict can affect their attitudes to other, unrelated environmental conflicts. We suggest that grass-roots level negotiation about what is at risk, rather than scientific or political processes, can help to alleviate these conflicts. The example of the Tasmanian forestry negotiations is used to show how this can work.
Why is it important?
Environmental issues such as climate change are becoming increasingly divisive in society. This makes it difficult to generate support for political decisions leading to meaningful action. Our paper looks at how these kind of environmental conflicts might be resolved.
The following have contributed to this page: Chloe H Lucas and Russell Warman
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