On 28-29 June Rosaleen Duffy attended a workshop at the University of York. The workshop, entitled ‘Political ecology of nature-based value chains’ was co-organised by Dr Judith Krauss (Politics/Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, University of York), Dr Natalie Langford (Politics & International Relations, University of Sheffield) and Dr Chris West (Stockholm Environment Institute – York, University of York).
Rosaleen presented the team’s approach to understanding the intersections between legal and illegal trade in wildlife. She set out the idea of the political ecology of green collar crime and how it can be applied to the trade in European eels. The slides are here.
During the workshop the discussions ranged from trade in beef to wildmeat to critical minerals to timber and coffee. The group will continue to develop the ideas, so watch out for upcoming events and outputs.