Presentation Title: Until Justice Rolls Down Like Water: Environmental Justice in Yunnan, China

Section: Political Movements III

Location: , 220

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:50pm - 2:05pm


The past decade - and those to come - bring unprecedented levels of dam building, development, and displacement to Yunnan Province, China. While dams represent an avenue for achieving energy independence and reaching national Carbon Dioxide targets, the local human and environmental impact is enormous. Moreover, those most affected often receive little to no benefits from dam construction - which primarily go to urban centers on the east coast of China. Environmental Justice has become an international movement, does it have weight in the movement against dams in Yunnan? How are community activists framing their resistance in a country with a history of top-down control and persecuting activists? This presentation will draw on my interviews in Yunnan over the summer of 2012 and my thesis research. 

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Independent Scholar

Presentation Topic: Environment

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Presenter(s): Koplinka-Loehr, Samuel Mishen (Sam)
Major(s): Independent Scholar: Environmental Justice
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Morse, Kathryn T.
Dept(s): ES; SOAN; ES

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